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Canadian Sikh Minister asked to remove turban at US airport

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokes with Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bains. (Photo: ADRIAN WYLD,MIGUEL MEDINA,SEAN KILPATRICK/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Canadian Sikh minister Navdeep Bains was once asked to take off his turban at a US airport despite passing through the metal detector without any incident. Bains described this incident, which took place last year at a Detroit airport, in an interview published Thursday (10) in La Presse. “I went through all the security checks without revealing my identity as a minister,” said Bains, who is Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “I did it knowingly, as is my habit, to understand better what ordinary people are going through when they sometimes have trouble getting along with people in…

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