Posted June 15, 2018 06:01:00The man has to look the part, but the turban isn’t his first choice.
While he is often seen wearing a turbans at work, the reason for this is for cultural reasons.
A local shopkeeper says it’s a symbol of pride for a community.
“It’s a reminder to us of our people, the Sikhs, the Punjabis, the Dalits, the Scheduled Caste, the Haryanais and others who were persecuted for their faith,” he said.
The turban is an ancient Indian head covering worn by many ethnic groups in India, particularly the Sikhas, the Jats and the Muslims.
For decades, turban-wearing Sikhs were subjected to discrimination in the name of religion.
It was not until the 1990s that the Sikh community started campaigning against this practice.
While the turbanas are a symbol that Sikhs believe in equality and the rights of all people, it has also been a divisive issue in recent years, with some religious leaders calling for the wearing of turbans on the streets.
When asked what makes the turbo, the shopkeeper said it is a symbol to honor the Sikh history.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Sikhs in India were forced to convert to Islam after the death of Guru Gobind Singh.
They have since lived under Islamic rule.
He said the turbon has become a symbol not only to them, but to the community.