A Permit – is it enough?
Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Nabeel
We’ve all heard that the hardest thing about moving the live music industry forward in Kuwait is having to get a permit for every event. Well, I’ve discovered something out this week. Even if you go through all the hassle of securing a Kuwait event permit, there is no such thing as 100 % security in this game. Below you’ll find a 2010 Gulf News report. Yeah it’s old but unfortunately, I’ve heard this still happens today and the cops do jack about it!
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Angry Kuwaitis disrupt Sri Lankan celebrations
More than 5,000 Sri Lankans, including K.S.C. Dissanayake, Sri Lankan ambassador to Kuwait, had to leave the Jahra stadium after Kuwaiti Islamists invaded the field and pressed organisers to suspend the celebration and threatened to escalate the tense situation.
Negotiations between the event organisers, the police and the angry Kuwaitis failed to reach a compromise.
The protesters said that the presence of men and women at the stadium and the playing of music on a Friday afternoon made the celebration “unacceptable” for not respecting Islamic values.