The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, has updated its 'Weapons on Campus' policy to allow Sikh students to wear a kirpan, a sacred object in Sikhism, on campus. According to the updated policy, the university will allow students to wear kirpans on campus as long as the blade length is under 3 inches and is "worn close to the body in a sheath at all times". The change comes about two months after a video was posted online showing a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was handcuffed for carrying a kirpan. A week after the incident, the university had shared a list of planned actions, including providing support and resources to the students affected by the event. The university also said other religious accommodations, including a request to wear a larger kirpan, can be made to the Office of Civil Rights and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The ruling was effective immediately, the university, which had apologized for the incident, said.