31 Jan '13, 11am

Singapore prisons department to look into the incidents of cutting Sikh inmates hair: The issue of

Singapore prisons department to look into the incidents of cutting Sikh inmates hair: The issue of

AMRITSAR: The issue of cutting of head and facial hair of Sikh jail inmates in Singapore prison has once again come to fore after Singapore Prisons Services department assured to look into the matter. Former prison volunteer for Singapore Anti Narcotics Association Madan Mohan Singh told TOI on Thursday that the Quality Service Manager of Singapore Prisons Services, Kok Weng Chew informed him on January 29th that he would look into the matter of cutting of hair and beard of Sikh inmates by labeling them 'non practicing' Sikhs. Madan Mohan Singh had exposed the sacrilege act of cutting of head and facial hair of Sikh jail inmates by labeling them as 'non practicing' and ' non traditional' Sikhs. He informed that there had been three known cases of Sikh inmates whose head and facial hairs were cut after labeling them as 'non practicing' Sikh by prison. "On behalf of the Sikh...

Full article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-prison...

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