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'Religious discrimination': Sikh man in US denied entry at NBA game as he was carrying kirpan

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- March 16th 2023 05:55 PM -- Updated: March 16th 2023 07:45 PM
'Religious discrimination': Sikh man in US denied entry at NBA game as he was carrying kirpan

'Religious discrimination': Sikh man in US denied entry at NBA game as he was carrying kirpan

PTC Web Desk: Another incident of alleged racial discrimination has come to the fore in the United States. As per information, a Sikh man, identified as Mandeep Singh, has claimed that he was denied entry to a basketball match in the US as he was carrying 'kirpan'.

Mandeep Singh said he had gone to watch a basketball match involving the NBA team Sacramento Kings in California. He shared photos from outside the venue on his Twitter handle and wrote," Unfortunate experiencing religious discrimination and being denied entry at the @SacramentoKings game tonight b/c Im #Sikh. Wouldn't let me in bc of #kirpan. Spoke w/ multiple people up the security chain and none seem to understand. Been a fan since 96. Not so much anymore." 



He said he was invited by Sacramento Kings last week to a game as "community ambassadors".

"Working as a community organizer with the Jakara Movement, I'm intimately involved with our #Sikh Community in #Sacramento. We have participated in Sikh Awareness nights.A@SacramentoKings JUST emailed us last week to come table at the Knicks game to be community ambassadors." Flagging off Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento council member Katie Valenzuela in his tweet, he said: "Not taking my kirpan off for the @SacramentoKings...ABtw, this is how your city treats its Sikh Community," he tweeted.


- PTC NEWS

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