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The Sikh Kirpan: Balancing Religious Freedom With Security

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia

The word kirpan comes from Persian and literally means "bringer of mercy." It represents the Sikh commitment to resist oppression and injustice, but only in a defensive posture.