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Retired judge calls for Kirpan debate

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Britain's first Asian judge Sir Mota Singh has warned schools they could be guilty of discrimination if they ban Sikh pupils from wearing ceremonial daggers, known as the Kirpan.

Sir Mota, who is now retired, made the comments after a 14-year-old boy was told he couldn't wear the Kirpan at school because of concerns over health and safety. Sir Mota discusses his view on the wearing of the Kirpan.

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