THE CONCERN FOR NATIONAL SECURITY: THE IMPACT ON SIKH CANADIANS
AbstractIn this article, the author considers the implications for Sikh Canadians of the Canadian response to national security concerns. The article examines a number of examples of the use of a security rationale to justify denying Sikhs the right to carry or display the kirpan, a religious symbol important in Sikhism. The author discusses the response of Canadian courts and public authorities to this issue.
Keywords:discrimination, national security, profiling, sikhism, kirpan
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