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Aerogram: Judge Harasses Sikh Man for Wearing Turban

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turbanPike County in Mississippi is revising its harassment and discrimination policy in the wake of a recent incident involving a local judge and a Sikh man, reports Aerogram.

Jageet Singh was wearing a turban in the back of the courtroom when he was ejected by four officers who told him the Judge Aubrey Rimes did not like his turban, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Singh’s attorney was told he would not be allowed to return until he removed “that rag.”

Pike County revised its policies in response to a Department of Justice investigation. That policy now includes a provision stating religious discrimination includes “requiring an individual to remove a head covering or denying that individual access to a County office, building, program or activity because they are wearing a head covering, if that head covering is worn for religious reasons.”

The ACLU along with United Sikhs plans to ask for investigation into the judge’s conduct.

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