Simratpal “Simmer” Singh, a decorated Army Captain, is a devout Sikh who has finally prevailed against a three-decade ban preventing observant Sikhs from serving in the U.S. Army. On March 4, 2016, the court ordered the Department of Defense to cease all discriminatory testing against Captain Singh and granted him temporary protection while the case was ongoing in Singh v. Carter. In March 2016, Becket filed a similar lawsuit in Singh vs. McConville on behalf of Specialist Kanwar Bir Singh, Specialist Harpal Singh, and Private Arjan Singh Ghotra and their right to serve in the Army without abandoning their Sikh faith.


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