Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

Source: BBC News

An Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban, a tribunal has found.

The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits non-Christian head coverings for boys.

But the boy’s father, Sagardeep Singh Arora, argued that not letting him wear the patka, a child’s turban, was indirect discrimination.

The tribunal ruled in Mr Arora’s favour on Tuesday.

Having uncut hair, or kesh, is a Sikh belief and wearing a patka is an essential practice of the religion.

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