The British Sikh Police Association would like to see bulletproof turbans developed so that they can serve as firearms officers, because, at present, their religion prevents them from removing their turbans in order to carry out such a task.
However, the Home Office are worried that it if a bullet-proof material were to be developed, it could well fall into the wrong hands such as the Taliban and the notorious 'Bin Laden' gang.
Chief Superintendent Ranjit Bulbinder Singh told In Seine News this morning; "did you know that there are over 2,000 Sikh officers in the police service mainly in Wolverhampton and we would like to be seen serving the community alongside all of the other bobbies - it's all part of the diversity program. We do not want to be conspicuous by our absence. I can really sympathise with the Gurkhas now and feel that we are not being treated fairly."
"If I do not get any response from the Home Office soon I am going to phone Joanna Lumley and try to see if she can help publicise our own cause. We have already been ostracised for carrying knives in our socks; as it is a crime to carry a knife, but we have emphasised that these are for religious reasons and are not used for any purpose (apart from peeling the occasional orange). Back in the 1960s, we campaigned not to have to use motorcycle helmets which was most successful so I cannot understand why they cannot go the extra mile."