Sikh Student: America’s University of North Carolina (North Carolina University) has taken a big decision. Under this decision, Sikh students have now been allowed to keep Kirpan in the campus. Actually, the University of North Carolina has updated its Weapons on Campus policy. As per the updated policy, the university will allow students to carry sabers on campus as long as the blade is less than 3 inches in length and carried in a sheath close to the body at all times.
In fact, two months ago at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Sikh student was taken into custody for carrying a saber on campus. The incident was widely criticized as soon as the video went viral on social media. The video was posted on Twitter saying that the student was handcuffed after he refused to put away his saber when asked by a police officer.
Sikh students allowed to carry kirpan on campus
According to a PTI report, a statement was issued by the University of North Carolina on Thursday (November 17), saying that students are allowed to carry sabers on campus as long as the length of the blade is 3 inches. be less than 1000 and the weapon should always be with the students in a sheath." The released statement was signed by Chancellor Sharon L. Gabor and Chief Diversity Officer Brandon L. Wolfe.
What did the university release say?
The statement issued by the University of North Carolina further states, "Over the past several weeks, we have been in dialogue with representatives of the local and global Sikh communities about how we can modify the university’s policies to respect the principles of religious freedom while protecting our campus."
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