Meet Gursoach Kaur, The First Female Turbaned Sikh Cop To Join New York Police


The world we live in abides by a lot of brackets that have been devised and put in place to segregate beliefs and believers. While the blame is shared by a lot of factors, mostly man-made, the most pressing problem in the path of inclusivity is posed by preconceived notions and assimilated bigotry. But at least, we are trying.

Yes, the world has finally woken up to the cause of ethnic inclusiveness and the New York Police Department has an example for the rest of the globe. In a bid to foster an all-embracing attitude, the NYPD has inducted its first female and turbaned Sikh officer.

Meet Gursoach Kaur who graduated last week from the New York City Police Academy and will join the law enforcement force as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO).

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The news was shared on social media by the Sikh Officers Association and has been garnering a lot of support online.

The induction comes after the benchmark decision of 2016, where NYPD, for the first time relaxed its uniform policy and allowed its Sikh officers to wear turbans and maintain beards.

It was done to promote and encourage the minority community members to join the force and Kaur’s recruitment certainly marks the beginning of the same.

Needless to say, since the word got out, it’s raining wishes…

Minister of State (MoS) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, congratulated Kaur.

In 2010, reportedly, when he was an ambassador to the UN, security officers at the Houston Airport had asked him to remove his turban.

True that!

And we are looking forward to all of those.


“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

Proud is the word!

Wish others thought like that.

The move is definitely a step in the right direction and we hope that others will also follow suit.

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