Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kicked out over nose ring, Indian-American teen back in school

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    • An Indian-American girl kicked out of her school in Utah state for wearing a traditional nose ring is back in her class after she exchanged it for an almost invisible transparent stud.

      School authorities at the Bountiful Junior High School agreed to accept the stud after their action caused a minor storm with an Indian American group alleging that the school was denying the teenager’s right to express her religious and cultural identity.

      Born to an American mother and an Indian Sikh father, Suzannah Pabla was sent home in mid-October when she wore the nose ring, a local TV report said.