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BookMyShow Cancels Canadian Singer Shubh’s India Tour

by khushahal vishwakarma

BookMyShow announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the upcoming India tour of Canadian singer-rapper Shubhneet Singh, also known as Shubh. The announcement created a buzz on social media, with claims that the tour was canceled due to alleged support for Khalistani elements.

Certainly, BookMyShow’s statement did not specify the reason behind canceling the tour.

“Canadian singer Shubhneet Singh’s Still Rollin’ Tour to India has been canceled,” BookMyShow announced. For this, BookMyShow has initiated a full refund of the ticket amount for all ticket purchasers. In a statement on X (formerly Twitter), it was stated that, “The refund will be processed to the source account of the customer within 7-10 working days.”

The 26-year-old artist, born in Punjab, was set to begin his three-month-long journey in Mumbai from September 23rd to 25th. His schedule included performances in 11 other cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and more.

What’s the Controversy?

In March, he posted two stories on his Instagram account that removed Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir from the map of India, causing widespread anger. These posts were made at a time when there was ongoing police action to arrest alleged Khalistani supporters, including Amritpal Singh, who led a group called ‘Waris Punjab Di,’ and his associates from Assam, who are currently in jail.

India-Canada Tensions

On September 19th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of orchestrating the murder of his citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June, who was shot dead in India. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a purported Sikh separatist, a member of a proposed independent Sikh nation.

While India denied the allegations, and in a tit-for-tat move, expelled a senior Canadian diplomat, the tension continues to simmer. Calls for canceling Shubh’s tour gained momentum on social media, linking it to these tensions.

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