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Judgement for Sikh faith case delivered

A judgement delivered by the Ministry of Justice for a claim of religious discrimination brought by Amrit Bilkhu of GT Stewart Solicitors, stated that Sikh solicitors will no longer have to remove articles of faith when meeting clients in detention centres. Mr. Bilkhu brought the claim after visiting a detention centre and being asked to remove his turban so it could be searched, to which he responded by electing not to proceed with the visit. He felt it was important to bring the claim as “publicly funded criminal defence work in the present climate is hard enough without encountering obstacles of this kind”. Courtesy: The Law Society Gazette (26th January 2015)