Sikh University Student Sues U.S. Army Over ROTC Program

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Harmeet Dhillon

A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.

The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Iknoor Singh, a 19-year-old Indian American from the New York City borough of Queens.

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