Foreign News: Turban Trouble

In the endless war between bureaucracy and the individual, a new skirmish was being fought last week in industrial Manchester. A 6-ft., nobly bearded Sikh named Gyani Sundar Singh Sagar. 43, having passed the examination to become a conductor on Manchester's municipal buses, was eager to don the navy-blue uniform of his chosen calling. But since the Sikh Holy Book, the Adi Granth. says that "a Sikh is never to wear a cap or shave his beard or head,'' Singh Sagar asked permission to keep his shoulder-length hair under a smoothly coiled turban rather than top it incongruously with the customary...

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