Shubh, a Punjabi artist from Canada, wrote on Instagram following the cancellation of his performances in India, “India is my country too. I was created here. It is the country of my teachers and my forefathers.” Shubh’s performances in India were canceled because of his backing of Khalistani organizations and his dissemination of an inaccurate map of the country. The Canadian musician was facing a strong reaction when it was claimed that he backed Khalistani elements in a previous social media post, which led to the cancellation of his show in Mumbai. He has since been accused of being a Khalistani sympathizer.
Shubh voiced his disappointment with the current events in a social media post on Instagram, writing, “As a young rapper-singer from Punjab, India, it was my life’s desire to showcase my music on a worldwide dais. However, recent events have set back my efforts and advancement, so I wanted to speak a few words to express my disappointment and grief. The cancellation of my trip in India has left me feeling really disappointed.
Shubh Explains Controversial Post
He pleaded with the people not to label “every Punjabi as a separatist or anti-national” in the same post. India is also MY nation. I was created here. It is the homeland of my GURUS and my ancestors, who offered their lives in sacrifice for the independence, glory, and welfare of the family in this nation. Punjab is also in my blood and in my spirit. I am who I am now because I am a Punjabi. Punjabis are exempt from demonstrating their patriotism. Punjabis have given their life for our nation’s liberation at every juncture in history. Therefore, I respectfully ask that you desist from labeling every Punjabi as a separatist or an enemy of the state,” he said. The Canadian musician also clarified why he posted the Instagram story that sparked such harsh criticism.
Who is Shubh?
Shubh, whose real name is Shubhneet Singh, became well-known in 2021. After collaborating with Irman Thiara on the tune “Don’t Look,” the artist became well-known. However, “We Rollin” and “Offshore” cemented his reputation in the desi music industry.
Shubh, who is originally from Punjab, relocated to Canada, where he is claimed to have started his musical career. In addition to singing, Shubh is renowned for his rapping and songwriting abilities. The younger brother of Ravneet Singh, a well-known figure in the music business, is Shubhneet. He is an actor and vocalist as well.