Northern Ireland’s UK Sikh candidate Amandeep Singh Bhogal stopped at Dubai airport over Kara


UK politician patted down at Dubai

Dubai: Amandeep Singh Bhogal, Northern Ireland’s first Sikh candidate in General Election, was reportedly stopped at the Dubai airport for not taking off his Sikh Kara.

UK based politician Amandeep Singh Duggal was harassed in Dubai over his kara. He told Times Now the airport staff wanted to cut his kara and wanted to confiscate his necklace and kara.

The Sikh’s religious rights were violated at the airport. Amandeep Says he has entered Dubai in and out before without taking off his kara. The staff at the airport harassed him brutally by saying “this is not India, it’s Dubai, what goes on here is according to me.”

The issue started a stir on Twitter condemning the UAE airport staff over the incident. The issue was picked up by Indian National Media.

Amandeep Singh Duggal is a conservative candidate for an MP seat in Ireland.

As per information Amandeep Singh was to take a flight to Northern Island to campaign for the upcoming general election. He represents the Conservative Party.

Amandeep Singh released the information related to the incident on Twitter.

“My Sikh faith being grossly violated at @DubaiAirports by @DubaiPoliceHQ as not being allowed leave until I take off & leave my Sikh bangle”, Tweeted Amandeep Singh Bhogal (@AmandeepBhogal).