Sikh Students Can Bring Religious Knife to School


Like all religions, the Sikh faith is steeped in tradition. One of the most revered is the carrying of a Kirpan, a sword or dagger, at all times.

"People will even wear it in the shower. It's kind of hard for others to understand," said Jaswinder Singh, spokesman for the Gurudwara Sikh Center of Seattle.

The concept of the Kirpan is taught to children at an early age. The dagger is considered an instrument of social justice.

"For the people who are formally initiated to the Kirpan, it's very near and dear," said Singh.

But is it appropriate to bring to school?

A few weeks ago at Auburn's Gildo Rey Elementary, a Sikh family approached the school telling them their little boy would be carrying a Kirpan every day.

That didn't sit well with some.

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  1. It’ll be interesting to see if the Seattle area residents show the same absolute disregard for Sikhs as they do for Jesus lovers. Keep me updated.

  2. Drivin’ home this evening
    I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
    You had this boy believin’
    Way beyond the shadow of a doubt

    Then I heard it on the street
    I heard you mighta found somebody new
    Well who is he baby – who is he
    And tell me what he means to you

    I took it all for granted
    But how was I to know
    That you’d be letting go

    Now it cuts like a knife
    But it feels so right
    It cuts like a knife
    But it feels so right

  3. But if you bring a plastic knife to cut into food, you can still be suspended?

  4. my co-worker’s mother makes $71 /hr on the laptop . She has been unemployed for 9 months but last month her payment was $17334 just working on the laptop for a few hours. published here


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