Today marks the 50-year anniversary of a radical change in England, all because of bus driver Tarsem Singh who helped in the movement which provoked the lifting of the ban on wearing turbans and keeping beards at a working place.
Today, Twitter is remembering the turban-wearing Sikh bus driver and hailing him for his bravery, on the 50th anniversary of the ban being lifted, India Today reported.
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.