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Sikh policemen forced to do desk jobs in Canada, PM Trudeau expressed displeasure

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Reuters)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has lashed out at the country’s primary law enforcement agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He has criticized the agency’s policy that has forced the Sikhs to do a desk job.

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  • Last Updated:September 26, 2020, 10:07 PM IST

Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has criticized the country’s major law enforcement agency for its policy of wearing a medical-grade respirator mask. It appears to discriminate against Sikh policemen, who have been removed from the front during a period of corona virus crisis. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or RCMP enacted a policy that obliged frontline officers to wear “fitting masks”, which has apparently resulted in many Sikhs (Sikhs) being assigned a desk job because their beards wear such masks. Prohibit.

During the interaction with the media, Trudeau said, “This is the thing that I hope RCMP will fix soon.” He said he is “very disappointed” over the case because “many other police forces and other organizations have adopted methods of maintaining health and safety standards that discriminate against certain individuals due to religion.”

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World Sikh Organization raised the issueThe issue was raised by the World Sikh Organization or WSO, which stated that due to this policy, around 30 Sikh officers were re-appointed from 31 March onwards. It said it had been contacted by some officials in April and said that “they might come again”.

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