SC gets involved in case involving Muslim cop and his beard

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 08:42 hrs

New Delhi: Nearly six months ago, a constable came under trouble for refusing to shave his beard. A disciplinary hearing was summoned, NDTV reported.

On Monday, constable Zahiroddin Shamsoddin Bedade took his case to the Supreme Court which has asked the Union and Maharashtra government to explain whether Muslim policemen should be allowed to sport beards.

"We did some homework and found a few High Courts were against Muslim policemen sporting beards... we will look into this issue and we want to know the reaction of the Centre," the judges were quoted as saying in the report.

The court has asked the state government and Centre to respond within four weeks.

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