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The Sikh men and women, who keep five articles of faith known as the Five Ks , wear the turban to cover their long, uncut hair (kesh). The Sikhs regard the turban as an important part of the unique Sikh identity. After the ninth Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadur, was sentenced to death by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru gave five articles of faith, one of which is uncut hair, which the turban does cover.