THE CONCERN FOR NATIONAL SECURITY: THE IMPACT ON SIKH CANADIANS

Authors

  • Balpreet Singh

Keywords:

discrimination, national security, profiling, sikhism, kirpan

Abstract

In 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.

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Published

2014-08-01

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Section

Legal Commentary