My Kirpan case set the legal precedent in Canada.


Affirmation. Newsletter of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, December 1982.

The original article had the photo of a Canadian (White) 3HO Sikh. The commission never bothered to contact me for my photo. I’ve pasted it to the article.

But there is another side to this story which has yet to be written. It will be about my personal account of how my fellow Sikhs and some leaders at the time, did not have the decency to support my cause for the Kirpan.

Update: Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Pritam Singh v. Workmen’s Compensation Board Hospital and Rehabilitation Board, Canadian Human Rights Reporter 2 (103), paragraphs 4144-4223 (1981, Aug. 20)

On November 19, 2013, the case was uploaded to the following link:

Singh v. Workmen’s Compensation Board Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Board of Inquiry, June 1981 BOI 133

There are also other decisions to be found as published by The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario/Board of Inquiry.

Ishar Singh

Singh v. Security and Investigation Services Limited, Board of Inquiry, May 1977 BOI 79

Mr. Avtar Singh

Singh v. Domglas Limited, Board of Inquiry, December 1980 BOI 123

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