A French Sikh Refuses to Remove Turban for Drivers License Head Shot

By St_phanie Le Bars The United Sikh Association, which represents the Sikh community in France, has announced, Monday, June 11, its intentions to file a plea in the European Court of the Rights of Men against the French law to achieve religious freedom. The lawyers of the Association, active in many European countries, are defending the case of a 52 year-old French Sikh who authorities refused to grant a drivers license without the removal of his turban for the license photo. According to Sikh tradition, men do not cut their hair and wear it wrapped in a large turban on the head.