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Peshawar authorities apologise after Sikh motorcyclist issued challan for not wearing helmet

Traffic police authorities in Peshawar city of Pakistan apologised to the Sikh community after a Sikh motorcyclist was issued a challan for not wearing a helmet. A traffic warden had on Tuesday issued the challan to the Sikh youth riding the motorcycle for non-use of the helmet.

Updated: Jan 24, 2019 10:18 IST

By Press Trust of India, Peshawar

Sikhs are exempted from the use of helmet while riding motorcycles, the spokesman said. The provincial legislature in northwest Pakistan is likely to debate the issue. (HT/Picture for representation)

Traffic police authorities in Peshawar city of Pakistan on Thursday apologised to the Sikh community after a Sikh motorcyclist was “mistakenly” issued a challan for not wearing a helmet. A traffic warden had on Tuesday issued the challan to the Sikh youth riding the motorcycle for non-use of the helmet.

A spokesman of the traffic police said the youth was “mistakenly” challaned by the warden. He said authorities have tendered an apology to a delegation of the Sikh community, who brought the issue to their notice.

Sikhs are exempted from the use of helmet while riding motorcycles, the spokesman said. The provincial legislature in northwest Pakistan is likely to debate the issue.

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