Newspaper article The Canadian Press

P.E.I. Legion to Apologize after Sikh Man Reportedly Asked to Remove Headdress

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

P.E.I. Legion to Apologize after Sikh Man Reportedly Asked to Remove Headdress

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Sikh man reportedly asked to remove headdress at P.E.I. legion

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TIGNISH, P.E.I. - The president of a P.E.I. branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is expected to apologize after a Sikh man was reportedly asked to remove his religious head covering and heckled with racist remarks.

Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal told the Summerside Journal-Pioneer that he was playing pool with friends at the legion in Tignish on Wednesday when management approached the group and asked him to remove his patka, a type of turban worn by Sikhs.

A video of the incident shows a woman threatening to "rip" off the head covering in response to being filmed and a patron at the bar making an obscene gesture while saying the garment must be removed because "it's the law. …

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