French tribunal rules Sikh turbans legal for some photo IDs

[JURIST] France's highest administrative body ruled Monday that Sikhs are permitted to wear their turbans in drivers' licence photos, overturning a case involving a Sikh who refused to take off his turban for the photo. The ruling by the Council of State [official website; in French] could open the way for others, including Muslims wearing head scarves [JURIST archive], to obtain drivers' licence photos that show them with their heads covered. Last year Muslim head scarves and Sikh turbans were banned from public schools [JURIST report] in France. AP has more.

 

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