TSA Turban Searching Rules – Video & Story

For all Sikhs, please read the below story to find out how new TSA rules affect your rights:

Video & Story Link on KDKA Website: http://kdka.com/national/topstories_story_242090521.html

Local Sikhs React to New Turban Search Rule

(AP) WASHINGTON A new airport screening policy for turbans and other headwear has the country’s Sikhs concerned they are being unfairly targeted.

The policy now subjects travelers to secondary screening at security checkpoints if they are wearing head coverings. The screenings could include a pat-down search of the head covering if the screener finds it necessary.

The New York-based Sikh Coalition believes the new policy singles out those who wear religious head coverings. More than 25 ethnic and religious organizations have signed the coalition’s petition against the policy change.

Since 2001, federal policy has required screeners to search turbans only if they do not clear a metal detector.

The Transportation Security Administration denies any use of racial or religious profiling in its security screening practices.


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