30 Mar '16, 9pm

Sikh Army enlistees file lawsuit seeking beard, turban exemptions

Army Capt. Simratpal Singh was granted a rare religious accommodation that will allow him to wear a beard and turban, requirements of his Sikh faith. Three other Sikhs who recently enlisted in the Army and are bound for basic training in May 2016 have filed a lawsuit demanding the military allow them to wear their beards and turbans in uniform as their faith requires. Facebook Related Sikh soldier’s lawsuit stops Army test; seeks to keep beard, turban In rare accommodation, Army to allow Sikh officer to wear beard, turban Sikhs want Army to waive dress and appearance regulations WASHINGTON — Three Sikhs who recently enlisted in the Army and are bound for basic training in May have filed a lawsuit demanding the military allow them to wear their beards and turbans in uniform as their faith requires. The Defense Department must accommodate such religious exemptions to groomin...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/sikh-army-enlistees-file-laws...

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