French Sikhs Bikramjit Singh and Jasvir Singh stand Wednesday at the Sikh temple of Bobigny, France. The boys have been kept out of class since the start of September, in accordance with the law banning all conspicuous religious signs from public schools, which went into effect at the start of the academic year on Sept. 2. In the first court case resulting from the law, Sikh leaders have asked a court to force the school to convene a disciplinary hearing or let the boys into classrooms. A ruling is expected Friday.

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