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The Sikh Kirpan: guidance on allowing it in schools

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Last updated on 8 June 2017
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Should we allow pupils to wear the Kirpan in school? We relay advice from the EHRC, Network of Sikh Organisations, the Department for Education and a local authority on whether to allow pupils to wear the Sikh ceremonial sword in school.

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  1. 1 Legality of wearing the Kirpan 
  2. 2 Deciding whether to allow the Kirpan 
  3. 3 What to consider 
  4. 4 Who wears the Kirpan

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