Amritsar:

SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur has welcomed the lifting of the ban on wearing Kirpan (one of five Kakaars of Sikhs) by Sikh students in schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. She said that in recent past, the NSW government in Australia had banned wearing Kirpan by Sikh children in government schools of the state, which was strongly opposed by the Sikh community, including the SGPC.

Bibi Jagir Kaur said that Kakars are an important and integral part of the lives of initiated Sikhs and the ban on its wearing was intolerable. She said that the Sikh leaders and Gurdwara Committees of Australia were in constant touch with the Education Department of NSW to resolve the issue. She said that it is a matter of great pleasure that the education department has allowed the Sikh children studying in schools to wear Kirpan.

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