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Now, Sikhs can wear turban in NYPD

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In the wake of a deadly attack at a Wisconsin Gurdwara, the New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been asked to allow Sikhs to wear turban and sport a beard in the New York Police Department (NYPD).

“In the wake of the Wisconsin killings, which have shocked the national conscience, our City can enact meaningful inclusion of this community by changing the NYPD rules to allow Sikhs to serve without having to forsake their turbans and beards,” the New York City Comptroller John C Liu said in a letter to Bloomberg on Sunday. “The attack [on a Gurdwara] in Wisconsin reminds us that intolerance still rears its ugly head today. Sikhs have felt alienation and distress over the past decade since September 11,” Mr. Liu said according to the copy of the letter dated August 10, released to the press by United Sikhs, a Sikh advocacy group.





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