dalsingh101 Posted October 30, 2009 Report Share Posted October 30, 2009 Army Allows a Sikh Doctor to Serve Wearing a Turban Published: October 23, 2009 NEW YORK — The Army will make an exception to a decades-old rule and allow a Sikh doctor to serve without removing his turban and cutting his hair, an advocacy group said Friday. The doctor, Capt. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi of Riverdale, N.J., is the first Sikh to be allowed to go on active duty with a turban, beard and unshorn hair in more than 20 years, the New York-based Sikh Coalition said. The decision does not overturn an Army policy from the 1980s that regulates the wearing of religious items, the acting deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, wrote in a letter to Captain Kalsi dated Thursday and posted online by the Sikh Coalition. Read full article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/24/nyregion/24sikh.html 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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