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New Rule for Sikhs in Pakistan

Discussion in 'Social & Current Events' started by Chakar The Great, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Chakar The Great

    Chakar The Great SENIOR MEMBER

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    I understand that its important to give religious freedom to all the minorities in Pakistan. But do you agree with below? I think purpose of helmet is to protect biker from head injury. Does turban headband do that? I am not sure.

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    Also when a sikh batsman plays cricket he is wearing helmet while facing a bowler. I dont understand what prevents from wearing helmet while riding a bike.
     
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    Doesn't make any sense more like to gather minority support
     
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    Well, right now the elections are not on horizon so it has to do more with religious freedom but still it does not make any sense because safety is an equal concern for all
     
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    In UK where safety laws are far more elaborate, stringent and comprehensive the Sikh community was given exception to the helmet requirement back in 1980s. Sikhs in British police, army are again given exception. The requirement for carrying a blade caused lot of problems but that was alsp resolved.

    So it is eminently sensible thing for Pakistan to give Sikhs exception. It's called showing tolerance.
     
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    In my honest opinion, we shouldn't follow UK as a best example..

    A turban can't save a person from head injury..

    In certain organizations in Arab world as well, even Muslims (those who work in oil fields) are required to trim their beard due to some safety concerns..

    BUT..

    If a sikh wears a helmet, there is more chance of him getting hurt due to the length of hair which may come in between his eyes and the helmet glass, and obstruct the view.. This could be the only reason of UK and Pakistan giving some relief to sikhs in order for others to also not get hurt when a sikh becomes "blindfolded" by his hair while riding a bike.. :lol:
     
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    UK safety regulations are far higher then Pakistan. This applies to driving, drivers and vehicles. If they can make exceptions so can Pakistan where safety is barely given any thought. You get five people on one bike etc or vehicles overloaded and that would fail their safety tests.
     
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    That's why I am saying they need helmet.. safety regulations aren't good in Pakistan.. It's for their safety..

    But I can understand their issue to manage the hair.. Companies in Pakistan can design special helmets for them..
     
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    I have seen.this happening in college.

    A totally drunk.surd junior (now a big man in the US) came riding back to the hostel late at night like a bat out of hell.

    And went straight into the wall near the hostel cafeteria.

    His turban was flung offand when we went to pick him up, he was limp and we thought his neck was broken and head twisted all the way around.

    Turns out all his hair was open and fallen in front of his face. Lol

    Cheers, Doc
     
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    lolll
     
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    Damm i'm glad he was ok.

    Good decisions, Sikhs can't wear anything on top of a dastar.
     
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    Yup. We thought he was gone.

    We still laugh about it. But at the time we all had a sickening feeling ...

    Cheers, Doc
     
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    Sikhs are required to wear helmets in India?
     
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    Same thing here too. In Delhi they have been given a waiver.

    Sikh groups fighting a case in the SC against an ultra cycling organisation (Paris based) that denied a Sikh permission to ride in an event because he was not riding a helmet.

    All surds motorcyclists I know wear a helmet.

    They tie a parka, flatten the top bun. And they prefer a flip face version helmet.

    Cheers, Doc
     
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    So they can! hmmm
     
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    They wear a helmet by choice. Not law.

    Any serious biker knows that helmets save lives.

    Cheers, Doc
     
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