The policy will take effect in B.C. on April 12, according to a statement from the Ministry of Justice.
Sikhs wishing to carry kirpans will be required to identify themselves to court sheriffs and comply with size restrictions.
The length of the kirpan, including the sheath, may not exceed 19 centimetres while the blade must not be more than 10 centimetres. It must be worn under clothing and not be easily accessible.
The kirpan is considered a required religious symbol by many Sikhs.
The policy change is in response to a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada and other human rights decisions.
Kirpans are already allowed in provincial courtrooms in Alberta and Toronto, and in all Parliament of Canada buildings.
According to the Sikh religion, the kirpan symbolizes spiritual wisdom and the duty to stand against injustice.
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