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Crisis on Sikh soldiers in America: Choose religious beliefs or duty, to save faith, arrive in court

Crisis on Sikh soldiers in America: Choose religious beliefs or duty, to save faith, arrive in court

Sikh soldiers in the US Army have to struggle to do duty with their religious beliefs and symbols. Four Sikh Americans, including an officer, have filed a case against US Marine Corps. It is alleged that Marine Corps is pressurizing them to choose one of the army or religious beliefs. Advockey organization Sikh Coalition and three legal firms filed a lawsuit on behalf of USMC Captain Sukhbir Singh Toor, Marine Milap Singh Chahal, Akash Singh and Jaskirat. 27 former generals and more than 100 MPs have supported the Sikh Coalition on the issue. Indeed, with some exceptions, American forces still prevent large -scale Sikhs from serving with turban, long hair and beard. The orders of the court are not being followed, before which there are many orders of the US court, which cites religious freedom. It has been said that Sikh soldiers can serve the nation by following their religious beliefs. Currently, around 100 Sikhs are serving with their religious beliefs and serving in the Air Force. Despite this, Sikh soldiers have to fight a legal battle to ensure their religious freedom. Chahal and Jaskirat had applied last year to allow them to do duty in the army with a turban. His application was rejected on the basis that this could not be allowed to do so during deployment in the field. At the same time, it was instructed by Marine Corps that you have to choose one of the religion and the army. First of all, American Sikh soldiers have been serving their services from the World War. In 1918, Bhagat Singh Thind was the first Sikh, who was the first Sikhs who have done duty with religious beliefs. Was permission. In 1981, the army banned duty with religious symbols citing health and mission security. These rules remained in force till 2010. After this, the Sikhs started getting a place in the army, but the pressure to release religious beliefs during duty started increasing. In 2016, Major won the case 2016 Major Simrat Pal went to court against the US Army and won the case. The court said that following the symbols of Sikhism does not obstruct military religion. Only after the training of Simrat Pal, the commander had said that if you want to remain in the army, you have to leave the turban. Copyright © 2022-23 DB corp ltd., All rights reservedthis website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics.

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July 28th 2022, 11:06 pm
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