Oz nightclub in turban ban climbdown
A 28-year-old Sikh who visited a nightclub in Canberra, Australia, got caught up in a fight – with the club owners.
Kanwal Preet Singh Pahwa contacted a discrimination tribunal after he was ordered to leave the Minque premises in Manuka because he was wearing a turban.
An IT software expert, Kanwal decided to fight back after his exclusion in May last year.
On April 19 the tribunal ruled in his favour and asked the club to publish an apology in a national newspaper.
The club has also been told to change its dress code. Visitors wearing headgear reflecting religious or cultural beliefs can no longer be turned away.
Kanwal’s father Mohinder Singh Pahwa, a retired government employee, was delighted with his son’s historic victory for the Sikh community.
He said Kanwal had been urged by the family not to swallow the insult.
Kanwal, who does not drink alcohol, was enjoying an evening out with work colleagues. He told the tribunal he felt victimised and humiliated when he was approached first by bouncers and then by the club manager.
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