Surjit Singh Flora
A video posted on Facebook on Oct. 27 showed an individual placing a firework that had just been ignited within his turban during a Diwali party hosted near the Subzi Mandi grocery store, located in a plaza within the Ebenezer and Gore Road area before two other individuals used the flame generated to ignite their own fireworks.
A Brampton Diwali fireworks stunt went viral earlier this week on the social media, with residents criticizing a resident’s dangerous actions during a weekend.
The video has received condemnation from other residents and cast a spotlight on the issue of public fireworks used in the City.
As the video continues, the individual wearing the firework on his head allowed it to go off, spraying onlookers with sparks for several seconds before they scatter. The individual eventually dropped the firework on the ground as it continued to spray sparks over the street.
In a statement provided by the City earlier this year, they explained that Brampton residents are allowed to use short-range fireworks on their private property only four times per year, with Diwali being one of the four occasions (aside from Victoria Day, Canada Day and New Year’s Eve) without the need for a permit.
“Use of personal fireworks is not permitted on school property, in parks, and on any City land, including streets and sidewalks,” the City stated at the time. “The safety of our residents is of primary importance.”
The video primarily features Punjabi students studying in Canada, who thought lighting a firecracker on top of a turban was a smart idea.
Social media posts condemned the act as disrespectful to the Sikh turban and the community.
“Stupidity at its best,” wrote Facebook user Jaswant Kaur Chahal, while fellow user Hardev Sangha wrote that the participants in the incident were “stupid enough.”
One side in Canadian politics, no matter it’s federal, provincial, or municipality Indians, always 1st one in the line and they win and make the community proud As Jagmeet Singh gives the real identity to the Sikh community.
But Students from Punjab, India coming to Canada as students are causing chaos and fights in Brampton, specifically in the area around the Brampton area.
The Punjabi community has become outraged in Canada in recent years due to Punjabi students doing senseless acts. But on the other side, just a few bad students a few bad apples in the basket ruins the whole community image.
These are rich spoiled kids; they don’t value the hard-earned money from their parents. They only immigrate for the sole purpose of getting Canadian PR, being a student is just a way to get in. Their parents sell their lands, borrow money to feed these jerks. What are they doing here? Putting their community, country to shame. They are making the whole Indian community a laughingstock in front of others. When you get things on a plate, you don’t value it.
As they never respect rules back home, they are doing the same here in Canada. They litter, break fights in a parking lot or college, rash driving. Three students from the Sheridan incident deported back to India.
Also, many of the videos viral those rent the basements and made the big mess on social media last year.
The students are primarily from India, who come to Canada to study or build a better life and a better future. However, they often become the center of controversies.
A similar video posted on the same day (Oct. 27) showed a public party hosted in the same plaza, which showed a large group of young adults playing music loudly and dancing outside the Subzi Mandi grocery store.
“Let them have fun,” said user Kiran Sidhu in response to the second video. Understand what they go through. missing their families and friends.”
The City of Brampton will host the first public Diwali fireworks display in 2020, approved at its Sept. 16 meeting, which will be held at Garden Square to celebrate the holiday.
The issue of public fireworks in Brampton has roots dating back to Nov. 2015, when two homes in the City were gutted by Diwali fireworks.
Because of that, a Brampton city councilor persuaded colleagues to ban the sale of fireworks — including storing them in homes. The City of Brampton received 281 complaint calls about Diwali fireworks in 2013 — up 86 percent from 2012 — while it only received 46 on Canada Day.