Sikh TSA agent wins suit over religious wristband

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(RNS) A high-ranking Sikh security officer at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has won $30,000 after the Transportation Security Administration said he could not wear a kara, a metal wristband that reminds Sikhs to be devoted to God. By Lauren Markoe.

  • Gurjot Singh

    Just to clarify, only Sikhs (men and women) wear turbans for relgious and spiritual reasons but Muslims, not all, wear turnbans for cultural reasons. In some textbooks, it will say that Sikhs are a sect in Hinduism combined with Islam. That is wrong. Although the Sikh Holy Book contains teachings of the Sikh Gurus, and the teachings of some Hindu Saints, and Sufi-Muslim Saints, Sikhism is not a sect.