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Gurfateh everyone.

I hope most of the people on this site must also be using 'Quora.com'. Recenlty I came across the following question on Quora


The Questions is "What is it like for a Sikh to cut his hair?"

I do not know who asked this, but I did go through the answers. There are about 5-6 answers given by Sikh males themselves who got their hair cut at some point in their life.

Yes, it did hurt me reading those answers, but I felt, as you all will feel that everyone has a right to express his/her story and there is not much wrong in that.

However, let me describe some things here. If you look at the contents of the answers, you will find that mostly the people are describing that how difficult it was for them to maintain their hair, and how free they felt after getting it cut etc etc. They even mention that they felt 'proud' and 'free' after doing that.

Now, tell me how many of us feel this way? Hair keeping is of course not difficult for us and we lovingly maintain it. Don;t you all feel that a wrong general idea is being circulated?

I mean so many people read these answers; what information would they get? That all Sikhs are in great difficulty keeping their hair?

I did have a one-one comment discussion also with one of those 'answerers'. Okay let us say that we ignore this and say that let people speak what they want to, we can't stop their mouths. But you know what is more disturbing??? I have seen answers there,in which the writer (a Sikh) addresses other Sikhs who want to cut their hair and narrates to them his act of bravery (of cutting his hair ) and even advises them to act!!!

I have seen some Sikhs commenting and asking these people that even they want to cut their hair and how should they go about doing this?

You know what reason a person was giving there? He writes that since he has cut his hair he has made many girlfriends , and before he had none. Such statements are being used to lure the youth to cut their hair? ( If you read one 'Jas Anand's' answer, you'll find this).

Shouldn't we do something? I mean those people are advising other Sikhs that how to cut their hair/ how to convince their parents /how they will get girlfriends after that etc etc?

What can we do? Atleast :

1)We should comment in opposition, that keeping hair has great benefits and we take pride in it, so that the readers are not misled.

2)We should report abuse the question( We never know if the answers are actually coming from fake accounts to demean the Sikh practices)

3) We should message the Quora admin in large numbers and ask him/her to remove the question as it is hurting religious sentiments.

Here is the list of the admins (their names are mentioned in the answer


Or we can send a mail to moderation@quora.com asking to do the same.

Please everyone discuss and decide upon this.

Also, if anyone misses to read all the answers, I am posting here the contents of an answer (given by Jas Anand).

Here it is

"Guess this post will be mostly read by kids/adults who have hair and are planning to remove the turban. So I'll write this post just for them.

Anybody else please excuse.

Just to introduce myself - am a guy based in India - and took the decsion when I was about 20 years.

So, what was the first reaction -

Haaaww!! I was not allowed to meet my own brothers for the fact that I may 'corrupt' their minds. I was living alone in another city and working, n just completing graduation.

I wasn't told about the death of my best friend - who dies in an accident - just for the fact that I may visit the family and would bring 'shame' as others would get to know.

I was not allowed to visit family functions as I would bring 'disgrace'. This just a day's transformation from being he best child in family to now being the 'black sheep' as one uncle called me.

So how it impacted me - It made me more determined to succeed and show others!

How I felt -


Found a Girlfriend/s;) as I was pretty unkempt earlier - sorry guys. "

I have not posted everyhting. This person also says he would 'post more' in second post.

Somewhere or the other I feel , that isn;t it our duty to gude them? To tell them of the great martyrdoms that have taken place because of hair?

Okay even if we keep shut by thinking that let them do whatever they want, but they are not only 'doing', they are influencing million others also in the same way (who are reading their answers)


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