Five articles of faith are required to wear by baptized Sikhs
, the Kirpan, the Kara, a steel bracelet, the Kachhehra, a type of shorts, kes, the unshorn hairs and the Kangha, a comb, which is further covered by a turban.
The festival, organised by the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham, marked the Sikh New Year and the creation of the Khalsa, the collective body of baptized Sikhs
20-year-old Harsimram Singh said an Amtrak bus driver alerted the police after spotting him with the kirpan, a curved ceremonial knife that baptized Sikhs
are required to carry at all times.
The festival marked the Sikh New Year and the creation of the Khalsa, the collective body of baptized Sikhs
Non-baptised Sikhs should have the privilege of voting in the elections as they follow the religion with sincerity and participate in religious festivals exactly like baptized Sikhs
," he told reporters.