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BCI's Manan Kumar Mishra: Christian nun-lawyer shouldn't be allowed to wear habit, but turban ok

Advocate and Christian nun Sister Jasmine, who has been enrolled since 2000 with the Delhi bar council and is currently working with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), said she would file a complaint about other lawyers having objected to her wearing her nun's habit with with the advocates' band. [Indian Express]

Outgoing Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra told the Indian Express that while the wearing of a "turban is not a problem" with the advocate's uniform, a nun's habit was not allowed.

Retired judge S N Dhingra disagreed: "Just as turbans and other religious markers are allowed in court, a habit is also not a violation" [via @mohitsingh8 on Twitter]

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