Sikh prevented from entering Delhi Metro station with kirpan, NCM sought report from DMRC

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has sought a report from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chairman and Delhi chief secretary on a complaint that a Sikh man was allegedly stopped from entering a metro station with a kirpan.

Along with this, NCM has also directed to take action against the officials responsible for this matter. The kirpan is one of the five sacred items of faith held by the Sikhs.

The statement said that the kirpan is an integral part of Sikhism and Article 25 of the Constitution allows Sikhs to wear and carry kirpan, an incident that has hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.

The NCM said in a statement that it has received a complaint from Giani Kewal Singh, former Jathedar of Damdama Sahib, that he was stopped from entering Delhi’s Dwarka Sector-21 metro station and asked to remove the kirpan.

According to the statement, NCM President Iqbal Singh Lalpura has summoned a report from DMRC President and Delhi Chief Secretary in the matter. He has also asked to take action against the officials responsible in this matter.

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