Law and religion round-up – 5th November

Kirpans in court?

BirminghamLive reports that Jatinder Singh, a former secretary general of the Sikh Council (UK), was barred from Birmingham Crown Court, where he was called for jury service, because he was wearing a five-inch kirpan. He said that a security officer refused to allow him back inside the building after a lunch break because, claimed the officer, Mr Singh’s kirpan was too big. He suggested that there seemed to be considerable confusion about the interpretation of the guidelines issued to court staff. Continue reading