Internet hails Sikh bus driver Tarsem Singh after he made England lift ban on turban

Internet hails Sikh bus driver Tarsem Singh after he made England lift ban on turban

Twitter is remembering the turban-wearing British bus driver, Tarsem Singh Sandhu who brought a radical change in Britain by helping lift the ban on wearing turbans and keeping beard at work for Sikhs in England.

It has almost been 50 years since Tarsem Singh Sandhu brought about a radical change in England by helping lift the ban on wearing turbans and keeping beard at work in the country.

Today, Twitter is remembering the turban-wearing Sikh bus driver and hailing him for his bravery, on 50th anniversary of the ban being lifted.

In 1967, Tarsem Singh Sandhu from Wolverhampton was sacked from his job after he refused to remove his turban and shave his beard. Sandhu’s act of rebellion sparked a row that changed Britain forever.

According to BBC, Sandhu was suspended after he refused to shave his beard off.

This was followed by a march through Wolverhampton, which saw 6,000 Sikhs from across the country to the Town Hall, demanding change.

In 1969, after a long fight, Sandhu helped England to get rid of the ban on wearing a turban and keeping a beard at work. This was a time when racial tensions in England were high.

On social media today, people are hailing the man for helping remove a law that forced Sikhs in Wolverhampton to go against their religion.

Reliving his story and his impactful struggle, emotional Twitter users praised him for his life-altering work.

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