Karanveer Singh Pannu Forced to Remove Turban in Bakersfield

Karanveer Singh Pannu Forced to Remove Turban in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California: Sikh-American teenager Karanveer Singh Pannu, author of the book “Bullying of Sikh American Children: Through the Eyes of a Sikh American High School Student,” was forced to remove his turban by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California, last week, he told NBC News.
“I had gone to talk about my book as an inspirational speaker to address all the kids participating in the annual Sikh Youth Symposium — a public speaking competition being held in Bakersfield, California,” Pannu said. He also spoke at the Sikh Peace Parade in Bakersfield, he said. According to the young Indian American, after going through the metal detector at the airport, he was asked to do a self-pat down of his turban and a chemical swab test for explosive material.
Sikh-American teenager Karanveer Singh Pannu, author of the book “Bullying of Sikh American Children: Through the Eyes of a Sikh American High School Student,” was forced to remove his turban by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California, Sunday night, he told NBC News.
“I had gone to talk about my book as an inspirational speaker to address all the kids participating in the annual Sikh Youth Symposium — a public speaking competition being held in Bakersfield, California,” Pannu said. He also spoke at the Sikh Peace Parade in Bakersfield, he said.

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