A Welsh Sikh girl has won a High Court challenge to her school’s decision to exclude her for wearing a Sikh bangle to school in defiance of their ban on jewelery.
The school considered the bangle to be nothing more than an item of jewelery but the High Court ruled that it was a religious symbol and she was entitled to wear it.
Predictably, the case has been seized on by the “human rights” fanatics who are saying that it’s the first step in the fight against racial and religious discrimination.
As much as it pains me to say this, the French have got the right idea when it comes to religion and schools – they don’t mix. Schools don’t display any religious symbols, not even the crucifix. Pupils aren’t allowed to go to school in turbans, burkha’s or any other type of outwardly religious clothing or symbols.
When the BA employee sent home for wearing a crucifix took her case to court she got nowhere so what’s the difference? Other than the fact that the girl is a Sikh, there’s no difference at all. If the courts are going to make these kind of rulings then it should be applied equally to Christians as well as any other religion.