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Sikhs Can Now Carry Kirpans In UK, A New Weapons Act Ensures

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:58 AM

A new Offensive Weapons Bill aimed at tackling rising knife crime in the UK completed its journey through Parliament to become an act of law after receiving the Royal Assent of Queen Elizabeth II this week. The bill had been amended late last-year to ensure that it would not impact the right of British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.