Jamshedpur, May 11 : The Supreme Court query on turban has led Sikh organisations protesting terming the development as unfortunate. Under the banner of All India Sikh Youth Federation organised signature campaign against the move.
A Delhi-based cyclist, Jagdeep Singh Puri, had challenged a local cycling associationís rules that required him to wear a helmet to participate in a championship following which the SC asked the question. The SC also wondered whether wearing a turban was necessary under the religion or just covering oneís head was.
Satnam Singh Gambhir, president of the federation said that the Supreme Court or as a matter of fact anyone has no right to put a question mark on the proud symbol of Sikh identity. He said that the signature campaign has been organised to register protest. He said that the the apex courtís comments are very disheartening. They need to understand the sentiments of community while addressing any religious issue.
During the campaign 1880 people participated in the drive.