"Grow Your Hair!" - Indian Army

Indian Army issues a 1975 order saying all sikhs should have uncut hair

The following is a very important circular from the Indian Army issued way back in 1975 saying that every Sikh soldier joining the army will have to give an undertaking that if he will cut his hair or trim his beard or moustache, it will be treated as disobedience and will make him liable for disciplinary action.

The circular also states that those who have short hair may be recruited in the army, but they “will however be required to sign a certificate to the effect that while in service they will grow hair, beard and moustache as per customs of SIKH religion”.

This meets a long-standing demand of the Sikhs and it is now up to the SGPC and other Panthic Organisations to get this mandatory policy decision implemented to its fullest.



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