The world knows me as Delhi’s First Citizen Sikh, being the President of DSGMC, Delhi’s Gurdwara Management Committee. The Turban has always been any Sikh’s identity. I have travelled across the world in Turban and recently I was stopped at an Italian Airport because of this. I protested against this racial discrimination and finally the authorities relented and let us maintain our honour.
But unfortunately, in a shameful incident last month, two young basketball players from India – Amarpal and Amjyot Singh. They were representing India at the Asia Cup Championship in China.
Just before the game, both of them were asked to remove their turbans if they wanted to play. They were told that wearing turbans violated the rules of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
This is a shame! How can our country’s top sportsmen be humiliated like that? Sign this petition and ask FIBA to change its policies. Sikhs should be able to play with their turban on if they want to.
My faith and religion have played a big part in my successful career. FIBA’s policies should be more sensitive to people’s faith. Sign this petition and tell them so #LetSikhsPlay
If atleast 50,000 people sign this petition, FIBA will know that this is an issue of great importance and change its policies to be more sensitive.
After you Sign this petition, forward my mail to atleast 5 of your friends & family. Let us support our country’s sportsmen in every way that we can.
May All be at Peace!
Manjit Singh GK