Iknoor Singh, a Sikh college student and aspiring Army officer at Hofstra University, has the right to wear his beard and turban in ROTC, a federal judge has ruled. In this latest conflict pitting military discipline against religious liberty, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protected Singh’s rights to follow the dictates of his religion.
Iknoor Singh, a Sikh college student and aspiring Army officer at Hofstra University, has the right to wear his beard and turban in ROTC, a federal judge has ruled. In this latest conflict pitting military discipline against religious liberty, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protected Singh’s rights to follow the dictates of his religion. Handout
Iknoor Singh, a Sikh college student and aspiring Army officer at Hofstra University, has the right to wear his beard and turban in ROTC, a federal judge has ruled. In this latest conflict pitting military discipline against religious liberty, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protected Singh’s rights to follow the dictates of his religion. Handout

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Sikh wins right to wear beard and turban in ROTC

June 15, 2015 8:43 AM

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