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The Story of the Turban

The Story of the Turban - BBC Documentary airs

This documentary traces the history of the turban in the Sikh religion, from its roots in Moghul India, through the batt...

In September 2011, Sikhs from all over Britain gathered in Parliament Square to protest. The focus of their concern was the turban. Since the terrorist attacks of the 21st century Sikhs believe their turbans have singled them out for discrimination. In a case of mistaken identity the Sikhs claim they've been wrongly regarded as religious terrorists and subjected to increased airport security searches

The BBC documentary The Story of the Turban aired on Thursday April 12, 2012 in the UK.

This documentary traces the history of the turban in the Sikh religion, from its roots in Moghul India, through the battlefields of Europe, to the fight for British Sikhs to wear it without fear. It reveals that the turban is a crucial symbol of the Sikh faith - one that Sikhs will even risk their lives for.

If you live outside the UK, or did not catch it when it aired, you can watch the documentary below.

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