Sikhism in France

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French Sikhs are a minority group in France. Numbering about 30,000, most of the Sikhs are based in Bobigny. There is one gurudwara in Bobigny.

Turban ban[edit]

French Sikhs have been in the limelight since the 2004 turban ban, banning Sikhs and other religions from sporting a headwear. This has met with anger and worldwide protest by the Sikhs. At least five Sikhs wearing turbans or cloth covers for their uncut hair were barred from classrooms near Paris.[1] For 3 years the Sikhs continuously persuaded the authorities to lift the ban on the turban.

Gurdwaras[edit]

Gurdwaras in France include:

  • Gurudwara Singh Sabha Culte Sikh France, Bobigny
  • Gurdwara Sahib, Bourget
  • Gurudwara Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib, Bondy

Association[edit]

  • Singh Sabha Paris
  • Conseil Representatif des Sikhs de France
  • Sikhs de France
  • Sikh Council France
  • Sikhs Unis
  • Punjab Sports Club
  • Chardikala Sewak Jatha France
  • Nawjawan Sikh France
  • International Sikh Charity France
  • International Sikh Council France

Places with a significant Sikh population[edit]

References[edit]

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