Sikhs to carry kirpan on domestic flights: PIL Seeking Ban Delhi High Court Dismisses

Sikh can carry Kripan

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed against the central government’s notification allowing Sikh passengers to carry a kirpan on domestic flights.

According to the rules, Sikh passengers/employees are allowed to keep kripan up to 6 inches on domestic flights/airports. Petitioner Harsh Bhogle had said in his petition that some anti-social elements/citizens of other countries can wrongly take advantage of this exemption to carry saber and it can become a danger to the air passengers.

On December 15, the High Court had reserved its order on the petition. The petitioner challenged the Centre’s notification, issued on March 4, allowing Sikh passengers to carry kirpans in aircraft.

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