Canadian Punjabi artist Shubh’s concerts in India have been canceled.
Shubh was scheduled to perform in India from 23 September till 4 November. The singer got termed as an anti national and a separatist because he allegedly shared a distorted map of India on his stories in March 2023 which enraged the anger in the Indian community.
Recently, his posters were torn in Mumbai by the members of BJYM and they asked the Mumbai Police to cancel his show. It is alleged that he supports Khalistan.
After the unrest, his show got canceled in India and several Indian cricketers including Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli etc unfollowed him on social media.
Shubh issues an official statement
Yesterday, on 21 September Shubh took to his official Instagram account and shared an official statement. The singer clarified about everything and how he respects India from his heart as he is still an Indian.
He wrote “India is MY country too. I was born here. It is the land of my GURUS and my ANCESTORS, who didn’t even blink an eye to make sacrifices for the freedom of this land, for its glory, and for the family.” The singer further wrote about his home state Punjab being his soul and in his blood. “Whatever I am today, I am because of being a Punjabi. Punjabis do not need to give proof of patriotism. At every turn in history, Punjabis have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this country. That’s why it’s my humble request to refrain from naming every Punjabi as a separatist or anti-national”.
He also explained that his intent was to preach pray for Punjab after some reports went viral about electricity and internet shutdown in the entire state. Shubh went further and explained that he had no ulterior motive to hurt anybody’s feelings and how this unrest has affected his hard work of several years. In conclusion, he added, “My team and I will be back soon, bigger and stronger together,”
Shubh receives support from several Punjabi singers
After Shubh issued the official statement, several Punjabi singers came out in support of him. Support was extended on many Instagram handles of popular Punjabi singers including Sidhu Moosewala, Karan Aujla, AP Dhillon, Himmat Sandhu, Navaan Sandhu and many more.
Here’s how they supported him:
- Sidhu Moosewala
- AP Dhillon
- Karan Aujla
- Navaan Sandhu