Canada-based singer and rapper Shubhneet Singh aka Shubh faced a lot of backlash on social media for sharing a distorted map of Punjab on his Instagram account. His India tour also got cancelled after sharing the map and the Indian people started hating him on social media. Now, he shared an apology regarding the matter called ‘Punjab’ his soul. Indian brands also pulled back their sponsorships from the tour and the video streaming platform Moj also pulled down his songs on their platform.
Shubh shares his apology on Instagram
Shubh shared a very long note in three images on social media regarding the matter. He wrote, “As a young rapper-singer hailing from Punjab, India, it was my life’s dream to put my music on an international dais. But the recent happenings have tumbled my hard work and progress, and I wanted to say a few words to express my dismay and sorrow. I’m extremely disheartened by the cancellation of my tour in India. I was highly amped up and enthusiastic to perform in my country, in front of my people. The preparations were in full swing and I was practicing with my heart and soul for the last two months. And I was very excited, happy, and ready to perform. But I guess destiny had some other plans.”
Recalled the sacrifices of his ancestors
“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. And Punjab is my soul, Punjab is in my 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.”
Shubh promises to be back
“My intent in resharing that post on my story was only to Pray for Punjab as there were reports of electricity and internet shutdowns throughout the state. There was no other thought behind it and I definitely didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments. The accusations against me have deeply affected me. But as my guru has taught me “ਮਾਨਸ ਕੀ ਜਾਤ ਸਬੈ ਏਕੈ ਪਹਿਚਾਨਬੋ” “Manas Ki Jaat Sabai Ekai Pachanbo” (All the human beings recognized as one and same) and taught me not to be afraid, not to be intimidated which is the origin of Punjabiyat. I will continue to work hard. My team and I will be back soon, bigger and stronger together.”
BookMyShow cancelled his show
BookMyShow cancelled his India tour in India and they said that a refund would be initiated in 5-7 days. The rapper’s concert was previously cancelled due to his purported sympathy for Khalistan elements. Previously, he posted a distorted map of India with the words “Pray for Punjab” on his Instagram stories.