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British girl wins right to wear religious jewellery

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British girl wins right to wear religious jewellery


A British teenager, suspended from school for wearing a religious bracelet has won her High Court battle. 14-year old Sarika Singh was sent home for wearing the Sikh symbol called a “Kara.”

But the judge ruled it was religious discrimination.

“I am so happy to know that no one else will ever go through what my family and I have been through, and no other pupil will ever be banned from wearing their “kara” again,” Sarika said. “I would not have been able to get through this without all the organisations and people who have supported me, mostly my Mum and my Dad. Before I finish, I just want to say that I am a proud Welsh, Punjabi, and a Sikh.”

Aberdare Girls’ High School in South Wales had banned all jewellery, apart from watches and ear-studs. Civil rights’ groups said the court had rightly upheld British traditions of religious tolerance.

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