I might be a little biased in this post.. but thats because I believe that:
Helmet rule…. A law to protect a head that is too dumb to think about its safety.
There are 2 reasons to write this post.
1. I wonder why Sikhs are not allowed to wear safety helmets, and not forced to shave off their beards.. while muslims are?
an IAF airman recently questioned this, but was turned down.
2. I am amongst those rare non sikhs to has visited several of the Gurudwaras recently (not only in Punjab, but also in nanded and Patna). I noticed that in few of the paintings, Guru Govind Singh were shown wearing a steel helmet. Also the armors in display in gurudwaras resemble the armors that Mugals used. That included the helmet.
So where in history did we reach at a situation where Sikhs are not required to wear the helmets?