In Sikh blade row, Dad was made to look like a terrorist and thrown out of the funfair.
When a SIKH father was handcuffed and ejected out of a funfair for carrying a religious blade in public despite being legally allowed, he said he was made to “appear like a terrorist.”
During a tour to north Wales with his family and friends, Prabjot Singh, an Amritdhari Sikh, visited Tir Prince Fun Park in Towyn, Conwy. A member of the crew noticed the six-inch sword around his waist when he was riding one of the attractions with his little son.
Prabjot was told that until he removed the blade, known as a kirpan, he would have to leave the park.
However, Amritdharis must wear a kirpan, a religious sword or dagger, and they are legally authorized to do so in the UK for religious grounds under the Offensive Weapons Bill.
Prabjot’s family friend Arminder Singh told North Wales Live that his mate doesn’t speak much English, so he tried to speak to the staff member on his behalf to inform him that the kirpan is legal.
They did, however, put him in handcuffs and ejected him and the rest of the group from the park.
Everyone was staring at us suspiciously, as if we were terrorists. My friend’s wife was in tears, and everyone became jittery.
“Everyone was looking at us like we were terrorists,” Arminder added. My friend’s wife was in tears, and everyone became jittery.
“They put him in handcuffs without listening to anything, which was quite embarrassing.
“I clarified that it is lawful under UK law, but they stated they couldn’t allow it because someone might get hurt.
“He [the staff member]told police he had a knife, which prompted them to respond, and four or five cars arrived before the ride was even over.”
Arminder approached authorities to speak with them and explain the problem due to the language barrier.
After investigating the kirpan’s origins, the officers released Prabjot and handed him a receipt for his imprisonment.
Despite the fact that the group was released by the police, Arminder stated that the proprietor of Tir Prince escorted them out of the funfair.
Arminder claimed that the owner quickly apologized and refunded them for their visit, but that they would not be allowed to enter the park with the kirpan, despite the fact that the family had previously visited the park without it. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”