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Chandigarh: Sikh women exempted from wearing helmets

Chandigarh : The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has advised Chandigarh administration to exempt Sikh women from wearing helmet while driving two-wheelers in Chandigarh.
The decision came after Sikh bodies made a representation to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The MHA on Thursday stated that it has directed the Chandigarh administration to implement an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act that was carried out by the Delhigovernment. That amendment had exempted Sikh women from wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers.
The Department of Transport, Delhi Government, vide its notification issued on June 4, 1999, carried out the amendment in Rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicle Act 1993, making it optional for women "whether riding on pillion or driving motorcycle to wear a protective headgear."
The Rule was further amended, vide a notification dated August 28, 2014, as " in the DelhiMotor Vehicle Rule 1993, in Sub-Rule 115 for the word "Women" the word "Sikh Women" shall be submitted. 

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