The Italian Supreme Court has ruled against a Sikh who wanted to carry a kirpan in public and said that migrants in the Western world must conform to the values of the society they have chosen to settle in.
According to the Italian High Cassation Court, a dagger is against the Italian law, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
What the court said?
The court said migrants who choose to live in the Western world have an obligation to conform to the values of the society they have chosen to settle in, even if the values differ from their own.
"An attachment to one's own values, even if they are lawful in the country of origin, is intolerable when it causes violating the laws of the host country"
"The multi ethnic society is a necessity, but it can't lead to the formation of conflicting cultural groups of islands according to the ethnicities they're made up of ".
"Precluding the unity of the cultural and judicial fabric of our country, which identifies public safety as an asset to defend and as such bans carrying weapons and objects aimed at injury"
The Sikh man, who has not been named, was appealing against another court's decision of ordering him to pay a 2,000 euros in fine because he had been caught leaving his home in Goito, northern Italy, armed with a knife measuring nearly 20 cm.