Poland bows to Sikh demands
Polish authorities have bowed to a demand by the Sikhs to set aside a special room at airports forÂ security check-up as the matter was “very sensitive” for Sikhs who were asked to remove their turban.
Commandant of the Airport Security Wieslaw Raban told Polish TV on Wednesday morning that the proposal has been agreed upon with immediate effect and orders have been issued. Raban asked the Sikh community for their support to comply with the rules and regulations as decided by theÂ European Union.
Sikhs inÂ Poland were unhappy as they had been told to remove their turbans for security reasons at the airports. This had been going on for the past three months. Though the Sikh travellers resented it, they reluctantly complied.Â JJ Singh, president ofÂ Polish Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee, said: “The matter is very sensitive for Sikhs who reside and work in Poland. But this discrimination is not only against the Sikhs. The Orthodox Jews are also asked to remove their hats for security check.”