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Last Updated: Tuesday July 29 2008 06:22 GMT

Decision due on school bangle row

Sarika and her mum show off their Sikh bangles

A 14-year-old girl is set to find out if her school was right to ban her from wearing a religious bangle at school.

Sarika, from South Wales, has been to court to fight to wear her Sikh bangle, called a Kara, at school. She says it's an important part of her religion.

Her school Aberdare Girls' School said that pupils weren't allowed to wear jewellery and excluded Sarika.

Judges in the High Court have been trying to decide who's right and who's wrong, and a decision is expected soon.

Sarika's kara
Sarika's kara
The Kara is worn by Sikh people to remind them of their religion and to remind them to do good with their hands.

But the school in Aberdare says their uniform rule doesn't allow any jewellery, only a pair of stud earrings and a watch.

Sarika has now gone to another school where she is allowed to wear her Kara.