WASHINGTON, DC April 29, 2012 – The Sikh Coalition is proud to announce the launch of FlyRights
; an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real time. Of note, reports filed through the FlyRights app will be considered official, actionable complaints by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The application will be available for download in the Apple App Store and the Android Market. We call on all our supporters to download FlyRights
on their phone tomorrow and start filing reports of unfair treatment at airports if you believe it is appropriate.
Washington, DC, January 13, 2011 - The Sikh Coalition has revised its guidance
for Sikh travelers at American airports. The revised guidance reflects the reality that Sikhs should now always expect to be secondarily screened at American airports.
Washington DC, October 28, 2007 - After months of advocacy by the Sikh Coalition
and other advocacy organizations, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today implemented new procedures for screening Sikh turbans. The new procedures, designed to detect non-metallic objects, do not allow a TSA screener to touch a Sikh's turban without cause unless the Sikh traveler gives the screener permission to do so.
New York, New York, November 19, 2001: U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has subsequently issued a directive to airport screeners outlining proper screening procedures while protecting the civil rights of Sikh-Americans.
Text of Department of Transportation Directive