Sikh Soldier Sues Defense Dept., Citing Religious Discrimination


Amandeep Sidhu, representing a Sikh officer suing the Defense Department over helmet and gas mask testing that no other soldier goes through, said “there is no other reason they would do this” other than to discriminate against his client’s religiously required turban and beard. If officials “want to do a study on beards and gas masks and include a variety of soldiers, including Sikhs, by all means [do so],” Mr. Sidhu said. “But to do a test with only one soldier while his religious accommodation decision is pending, that’s unreasonable.” Read the full article.