Kirpan Banned at Gurdas Mann Concert (Again!)

kirpanconcert.jpgFor diasporic Sikhs, it seems routine and almost expected to wake up to news about an incident where a Sikh was banned access to an event because of his or her kirpan. Many times, we blame this on the ignorance of law enforcement, who often have never heard of a kirpan. We tell ourselves, Dont worry, we just have to teach them and theyll understand. However, when Kirpan wearing patrons at a Gurdas Mann concert are barred entry, then we must stop for pause.

When a kirpan wearing citizen is blocked access from exercising their civil liberties, we as a community go into uproar mode. We file lawsuits, organize protests, and launch mass public marketing campaigns in order to exercise what we believe to an unalienable right and an articulation of our personal sovereignty. When a Bollywood movie comes out with a Sikh hero sans beard, our institutional bodies outrun and out-leap each other to be the first to cry foul. When a Baba in a Dera dresses up as Guru Gobind Singh Ji, we bring the state of Punjab to a halt.

However, at the point where cultural icon and repository Gurdas Mann, goes so far as to write No Kirpans or Sharp Objects Allowed on tickets being sold at a VAISAKHI show in England, then what do we do? We let him carry forward and WE outrun and out-leap each other so we can be first in line at his next concert.

Now when his concert bans an entity which is legally allowed in the public spaces of Canada, then what do we do? Do we ignore and slowly sweep this incident under the rug, like so many of our cultural problems? Or, do we stop and say, Hey, standing next to K.P.S Gill and lambasting Sikh terrorism is not ok; banning kirpans in UK is not appreciated; and throwing out concertgoers in Alberta, is simply no longer going to work.


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84 Responses to “Kirpan Banned at Gurdas Mann Concert (Again!)”

  1. indian sikh and prou says:

    punjabi inkarperated or wahtever….you make me laugh….hAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  2. indian sikh and proud of it says:

    punjabi inkarperated or wahtever….you make me laugh….hAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  3. oh so you like the laugh laugh happy happy, sector 13 chandigarh nokia mobil petrol punjabi virsa

    hair yugo

    whats the difference between gurdass mann and a chameleon?

    the chameleon can sing

    what did gurdass mann do on his 50th bird day?

    same thing every punjabi folk legend does,

    celebrated the release of his epic 200th album.

    what did the folkhop kid do after purchasing "g. mann's" newest album?

    threw out the plastic jewelbox, because the four corners represented "sharp objects"

    what do jaidev kumar and a 2 year old kid have in common?

    they both create music using 'casio for kids' line of keyboards

    how do you drive off a folk legend who has turned into a vampire?

    show him a punjabi melody that wasnt composed 2 hundred years ago.

  4. oh so you like the laugh laugh happy happy, sector 13 chandigarh nokia mobil petrol punjabi virsa

    hair yugo

    whats the difference between gurdass mann and a chameleon?

    the chameleon can sing

    what did gurdass mann do on his 50th bird day?

    same thing every punjabi folk legend does,

    celebrated the release of his epic 200th album.

    what did the folkhop kid do after purchasing “g. mann’s” newest album?

    threw out the plastic jewelbox, because the four corners represented “sharp objects”

    what do jaidev kumar and a 2 year old kid have in common?

    they both create music using ‘casio for kids’ line of keyboards

    how do you drive off a folk legend who has turned into a vampire?

    show him a punjabi melody that wasnt composed 2 hundred years ago.

  5. parm says:

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  6. parm says:

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  7. puttar punjab da says:

    Gurdas Mann is a true friend of his sister.. if you know what I mean.

    This is the only punjabi singer that has never had an independant Sikh Dharmik album. even his first song is always some khichri bit mixing in allah, ram, isa, gurdev, . Not that it's a requirement, I just find it funny that most punjabi's and Sikhs will jump over each other to hail him as the greatest punjabi/sikh artist, when in fact, he's never done any Sikh dharmik or religious works. (with the exception of his first movie back in the early 80s) .

    While most Marassi and or other singers have always done this type of album. Gurdas has however done over 50 bhajans and saiee baba albums and such.

    Gurdas isn't even the greatest vocalist, and many industry experts including Charanjit Ahuja and Hans Raj Hans have repeatedly said he sings out of key and consistently misses notes.

    he's over 55, an adulterer, chain smoking, cocaine using dead head who has our community wrapped around its fingures. No wonder why we cant control our youth and are seeing the moral decay of our society at a unprecedented rate.

    I hope he dies of cancer and its painfull.

  8. puttar punjab da says:

    Gurdas Mann is a true friend of his sister.. if you know what I mean.

    This is the only punjabi singer that has never had an independant Sikh Dharmik album. even his first song is always some khichri bit mixing in allah, ram, isa, gurdev, . Not that it's a requirement, I just find it funny that most punjabi's and Sikhs will jump over each other to hail him as the greatest punjabi/sikh artist, when in fact, he's never done any Sikh dharmik or religious works. (with the exception of his first movie back in the early 80s) .

    While most Marassi and or other singers have always done this type of album. Gurdas has however done over 50 bhajans and saiee baba albums and such.

    Gurdas isn't even the greatest vocalist, and many industry experts including Charanjit Ahuja and Hans Raj Hans have repeatedly said he sings out of key and consistently misses notes.

    he's over 55, an adulterer, chain smoking, cocaine using dead head who has our community wrapped around its fingures. No wonder why we cant control our youth and are seeing the moral decay of our society at a unprecedented rate.

    I hope he dies of cancer and its painfull.

  9. Sikhgal says:

    In today's world, how can you carry a knife around???? You will be stopped checked and asked to remove it!!! One can carry a tiny replica and will be following the sikh maryada. We should follow the teachings of the granth sahib to the "T" instead.

  10. Sikhgal says:

    In today's world, how can you carry a knife around???? You will be stopped checked and asked to remove it!!! One can carry a tiny replica and will be following the sikh maryada. We should follow the teachings of the granth sahib to the "T" instead.

  11. yaarpunjabi says:

    @ puttar punjab da

    you have gone mad,i don`t know why are you writing such rubbish things.

    GURDAS MAAN was,is and Will remain BEST PUNJABI SINGER and PERFORMER.

    jaldeyan nu jal lainde..

    jehre sikhi di gal karde ne ph ap kide vadde sikh ne eh vi sabh nu pata hai.he is 52 years old ,i think you have gone mad,just go to wikipedia and check his birth date.he sings most of songs to just teach good things to youth of punjab.

  12. yaarpunjabi says:

    @ puttar punjab da

    you have gone mad,i don`t know why are you writing such rubbish things.
    GURDAS MAAN was,is and Will remain BEST PUNJABI SINGER and PERFORMER.
    jaldeyan nu jal lainde..
    jehre sikhi di gal karde ne ph ap kide vadde sikh ne eh vi sabh nu pata hai.he is 52 years old ,i think you have gone mad,just go to wikipedia and check his birth date.he sings most of songs to just teach good things to youth of punjab.

  13. Par says:

    Lol at the morons who said gurdas mann is a disgrace. How is he a disgrace to sikhs when he regulary attends gurdwaras and does path?

  14. Par says:

    Lol at the morons who said gurdas mann is a disgrace. How is he a disgrace to sikhs when he regulary attends gurdwaras and does path?

  15. gurdas says:

    tusi sare apni man boli punjabi nu bhul ke apne virse de angragi vich likh ke kino toheen kari jande oh…tuhno kise nu eni v akal ne ke sadiu man boli punjabi e english ne kion apne desh de miti froll rehe ho kanjro..oh saram karo…..gurdas mann ne sadi mann boli punjabi nu oh kujh dita he jo tusi ate mein 100 janama baad v nahi de sakde…tohdi bhuti tann saram karo….kanjar.. menu pata tusi sare bhut paise vale ban ge ho ..par apneee okat na bholoo ….,..tusi sare punjabi man boli de katal ho…….__

  16. gurdas says:

    tusi sare apni man boli punjabi nu bhul ke apne virse de angragi vich likh ke kino toheen kari jande oh…tuhno kise nu eni v akal ne ke sadiu man boli punjabi e english ne kion apne desh de miti froll rehe ho kanjro..oh saram karo…..gurdas mann ne sadi mann boli punjabi nu oh kujh dita he jo tusi ate mein 100 janama baad v nahi de sakde…tohdi bhuti tann saram karo….kanjar.. menu pata tusi sare bhut paise vale ban ge ho ..par apneee okat na bholoo ….,..tusi sare punjabi man boli de katal ho…….__

  17. gurdas says:

    ik mint bhai mere gal suno jara ah jere tusi comment likhde ho is to tusi ke sabat karna chunde ho ke tusi pake sikh ho….par nahi jo comments tusui likhe ne tusi lokan nu sochan te majboor kar dita………..ik bhai ne comment likhea ke gurdas mann nu cancer ho jave …..ke ik sikh kise da bura mang sakda ? oh tusi kis taran de sikh ho sikh tan apne dushmana nu be pani pilande n oh tan dushmana nu b marno bachonde ne oh tan saber sahm sarbat da bhala mangde ne .tusi oh sikh tan nahi ..phir mein tuhnu sikh kiven man lavan …..tuhadiea galan te jakeen kiuon karan…mein pehlan b likha c tusi eh sab kuj putha sidha likh ke apne virse da te apne man boli da majak uda rehe ho….socco .. age tuhadi marji …bahi..mein b paka sikh han …par mein tan kise da bura ne mangda…dukh menu b bhut laga is gal da …par apan sab kujh us waheguru hath sadh ta….je tusi mann saab bare bura manda likhde ho ..e changi gal ne…….sarbat da bala mango….ik bahi ne likhea ke mann saab ne sikh kom lai koi casset jan gana nee likhaea ….tan ke ho gea. sikh kom nu tan koi lor ne kise gane de eh kom tanm hemsha chardi kala ch rehndi chea jini marji muskil de gari aa jave…sikh kise nu dosh ne dinde…sagon has ke kise hor lai (kise hor dharam lai…..apne dushmana lai v..)kurbani de dinde ne…so bahi tohra dean rakeha karo innagallan da…likhn to pehala sooco….SAT SRI AKAL sarean nu..ik hor gal je kise nu punjabi parni ne aunde tan koi mera veer is nu translate kar ke bakian nu das deo…..

  18. gurdas says:

    ik mint bhai mere gal suno jara ah jere tusi comment likhde ho is to tusi ke sabat karna chunde ho ke tusi pake sikh ho….par nahi jo comments tusui likhe ne tusi lokan nu sochan te majboor kar dita………..ik bhai ne comment likhea ke gurdas mann nu cancer ho jave …..ke ik sikh kise da bura mang sakda ? oh tusi kis taran de sikh ho sikh tan apne dushmana nu be pani pilande n oh tan dushmana nu b marno bachonde ne oh tan saber sahm sarbat da bhala mangde ne .tusi oh sikh tan nahi ..phir mein tuhnu sikh kiven man lavan …..tuhadiea galan te jakeen kiuon karan…mein pehlan b likha c tusi eh sab kuj putha sidha likh ke apne virse da te apne man boli da majak uda rehe ho….socco .. age tuhadi marji …bahi..mein b paka sikh han …par mein tan kise da bura ne mangda…dukh menu b bhut laga is gal da …par apan sab kujh us waheguru hath sadh ta….je tusi mann saab bare bura manda likhde ho ..e changi gal ne…….sarbat da bala mango….ik bahi ne likhea ke mann saab ne sikh kom lai koi casset jan gana nee likhaea ….tan ke ho gea. sikh kom nu tan koi lor ne kise gane de eh kom tanm hemsha chardi kala ch rehndi chea jini marji muskil de gari aa jave…sikh kise nu dosh ne dinde…sagon has ke kise hor lai (kise hor dharam lai…..apne dushmana lai v..)kurbani de dinde ne…so bahi tohra dean rakeha karo innagallan da…likhn to pehala sooco….SAT SRI AKAL sarean nu..ik hor gal je kise nu punjabi parni ne aunde tan koi mera veer is nu translate kar ke bakian nu das deo…..

  19. Tuhada Peo says:

    I think it happened because of the stupidity some sikhs showed at Vienna, Austria on May 24, 2009. I think Gurdas Maan took a wise step by banning the kirpan from his show, since Sikhs in Europe are extremist and sometimes behave like terrorists. Banning the Kirpan keeps everyone safe from the extremist pro-khalistani sikhs.

  20. guru da sikh says:

    Is this not another step for ghafoor mannumdi for his total conversion to islam

  21. guru da sikh says:

    Is g.m fully converted or is he still pulling the wool over our eye's? He falls at the feet of a tramp laddi somebody or other(who just happens to empty a bag of money over his head). Will he be banning any turban wearing Sikhs next?,just in case the,y don't sing along to his Allah ho Allah ho..

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