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.