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World Sikh Organization helps create Kirpan accommodation at Canadian NHL Arena.

March 17, 2016


The World Sikh Organization of Canada has worked with NHL hockey arenas across Canada to implement kirpan accommodation for Sikh guests.

Beginning in the 2015-16 NHL season, arenas were instructed to introduce airport-style security screening of guests, including walk-through metal detectors.

The WSO began working with arenas across Canada on creating a suitable accommodation for Sikh guests that would balance security with freedom of religion and the Sikhs’ obligation to wear the kirpan.

WSO President Mukhbir Singh said "we believe that the kirpan accommodation policy now in place at these arenas is an effective balance of security and the right of Canadian Sikhs to freely practice their faith”.

 

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