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Sikhs Give up Their Turbans

Young Indian Sikhs are throwing away their turbans in favour of short hair that is easier to manage and helps them assimilate. Less than 25% of Sikh under 30 now wear a turban. However, they’re now coming up against an unforeseen prejudice. Last year four Sikhs were refused admission to medical school under a Sikh quota because they had short hair and therefore didn’t qualify as Sikhs. They’ve taken the case to the high court to protest. And it’s raising all kinds of questions about religious identity.

Read more in the Washington Post.


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