His personal life should not determine the strength of his arguments (if any) for getting the Kirpan banned.
Bikram Lamba who wants Kirpan banned in Canada Turns out to be an Imposter, arrested in India
let's keep that in mind.
Edit: ok it turns out he DOES have arguments. (I have not been keeping up with this whole issue)
He wants the kirpan banned because it can potentially be very dangerous, especially in the hands of militant/extremist/talibinistic Sikhs. [And they carry it with them all the time.]
“I condemn violence. As a matter of fact, I think the kirpan should be banned. It has no place in this country,” said Lamba, a Sikh, referring to an attack against the president of a Sikh temple last Friday. |
Last week, a crowd of protesters punched and stabbed the 53-year-old Brampton man. Several witnesses recalled that at least two other men from the crowd had brandished their kirpans.
Lamba, ombudsman for National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, denied the incident had tarnished the image of the Sikh community in the country. He criticized the mob that had engaged in violence that day saying “they behaved like the Taliban.”