• Thursday, March 23, 2023


Sikh man refused theme park entry in UK because of kirpan

The kirpan is an article of faith for Sikhs

By: Sarwar Alam

A Sikh children’s group was denied entry into a UK theme park after an elder accompanying them refused to remove the kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, prompting accusations of religious discrimination. Staffordshire-based Drayton Manor Theme Park, popular with Coventry and Warwickshire families, denied entry to the children’s birthday party after the adult refused to remove the small Sikh ceremonial dagger. A friend of the man described herself as “disgusted” and “saddened” at the reaction of staff and accused the Staffordshire attraction of religious discrimination. The party, who had spent hundreds of pounds on tickets for a six-year-old’s…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye


Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…