Rapper and singer Shubh, who had to face the brunt of the ongoing diplomatic row between India and Canada, has finally broken his silence and shared a lengthy note on his Instagram.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Shubh wrote, “As a young rapper-singer hailing from Punjab, India, it was my dream to put my music on international dais. I’m extremely disheartened by the cancellation of my tour in India. I guess destiny had some other plans.”
“India is MY country too, I was born here, it is the land of my GURUS and my ANECSTORS, 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. 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-nation,” he added.
“My intent in resharing that post on my story was only to Pray for Punjab as there were reports of electricity and internet shutdown throughout the state. There was no other thought behind it and I definitely didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments,” he further wrote.
Meanwhile, Indo-Canadian singer AP Dhillon has also opened up on the controversy and asked his fans to spread love instead of hate.
“Special interest and political groups constantly use our public image as a chess piece to further their agenda while we are just trying to make art that helps people on an individual level, regardless of their color, race, religion, nationality and gender,” Dhillon shared.
He further added, “Spread love not hate. Let’s start thinking for ourselves and not let hateful influences program our beliefs. We are ALL one. Let’s not let man made social constructs divide us. Division has gotten us to this point but unity is the key to the future.”