Sikh Student Arrest: Kirpan Leaked Videos Viral on Reddit & Twitter

Sikh Student Arrest: Kirpan Leaked Videos Viral on Reddit & Twitter

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A Sikh student at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte was detained on campus in a horrifying incident that occurred in the United States because she was sporting a long skirt.

When the student posted a video of the incident to Twitter and said that police handcuffed him because he refused to allow them to take his kirpan from the miyaan, the issue was first made public.

He expressed his suffering in the title of the video: “I didn’t plan to upload this, but I don’t think @unccharlotte will offer any assistance. Someone reportedly reported me to 911 by calling, but I declined to answer. Allow the police to seize my kirpan from Miyaan and tie me up for “resisting.”

The video has accumulated over 21,00,000 views, over 56,000 likes and multiple comments. Social media users reacted violently to the way police treated college students.

One disgruntled social media user wrote, “Very unfortunate that you were arrested without provocation or threats. Many Americans legally carry small handguns in their holsters and they will not be arrested. I hope the complaint is dismissed and the apology is wrong.” Another user wrote: “This needs to be investigated, and officials need to be reprimanded and trained to understand the legality of baptized Sikhs wearing religious objects. It has never been Haven’t had any issues with Sikh wear these years.

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One person writes about the importance of a basic understanding of religion in America’s multicultural society: “Everyone should have a basic understanding of all religions, including Sikhism and the 5K.”


According to the website of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Council, the five symbols of all Khalsa that start with the letter K are keshor with long hair and beard, kangha, a comb that keeps clean as a sign of relinquishing the world, unlike hermits, kara, a steel bracelet, kachch, shorts, and kirpan, a sword.

Indian lawmakers also responded to the harrowing video by urging university leaders to apologize.

BJP leader Mankind Singh Sirsa shared the video on Twitter, writing: “Despite many campaigns across the globe to raise awareness of Sikh Karkars, watch To the UNC campus police brutality to detain a Sikh youth for his kirpan is disheartening. I condemn the discriminatory attitude towards Sikh students by university authorities,” Sirsa tweeted.


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