Lawyers with the Sikh Coalition, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and Mc Dermott Will & Emery are representing the soldiers. Simratpal Singh, a Bronze Star recipient who recently sued for similar permanent protection after spending his early Army career in compliance with grooming standards; his case is ongoing, but he did win a court order preventing the Army from continuing "any non-standard or discriminatory testing" involving the fit of his helmet and gas mask.

At least four Sikh soldiers since 2010 have been allowed to maintain their long hair and beards and wear turbans while in service.

Sikh fans were nervous about the portrayal, which was teased in promotions as part of the drama between contestant Dean Unglert and his father, who he says emotionally abandoned him and became “eccentric” after his mother died.

Before the episode, Dean took to Instagram with a heartfelt call for religious understanding.

The dating process is a process of trial and error, and most people go through several such relationships before they find the “one”.

This process is the opposite of the system traditionally followed on the subcontinent - through arranged marriages.

Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, was correct when he stated that “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” According to Time Magazine, the act of love seems to be the driving force in almost every human being’s life.

The sub-continent - where most of us Sikhs trace our origins - and the Western world, have differing views on finding this very love.

Appearance rules on the books since 1984 had effectively banned service by Sikhs who follow those tenets and did not receive a waiver.

The party, which made its Punjab assembly polls debut, came in second.

“I’m asking for a favor: when I said my father was eccentric, I was not referring to his Sikh faith or the turban he wears on his head,” he wrote.