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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…

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