Alberta to allow Sikhs to wear religious dagger in court

Sikh wearing kirpan banned from Calgary court in 2008

The Canadian Press

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:56 PM MT

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 12:54 PM MT

Alberta has come up with a policy to allow Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in courthouses.

Under the Justice Department policy, a person must tell security officers they have a kirpan and wear it in a sheath, under clothing.

The blade of the kirpan can be no longer than 10 centimetres.

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  • Canadian Born

    How much damage can a 10 centimetre kirpan do when plunged into someone? This country has gone completely hay wire!!! I am sure an American cannot go to a Sikh country and because it is their right to protect themselves with a gun they would be allowed to carry it into their government. What in the world is wrong with Canada? Religious or not it should not be allowed!!!

  • Virgil

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