You must have heard the song Cheques by Shubh, which has been circulating all over social media and various music platforms. However, it appears that the singer has got himself in trouble just before his concert in Mumbai by posting a distorted map of India on his Instagram.
Canadian Punjabi singer Shubhneet Singh AKA Shubh is a Canadian Punjabi singer, who has recently become a viral sensation, and is known for his songs Elevated, OG, and Cheques.
“He is Subh, a pro-Khalistani singer who is from Punjab but currently living in Canada. He recently posted a map of India that clearly depicts Punjab as a separate entity, not a part of India. Surprisingly, he is now planning to perform in India.#WomenReservationBill pic.twitter.com/bWb6caMxK3— Dr.Mayank ⚕️(UR) (@iamdocmayank) September 18, 2023
I would ask my fellow Indians to boycott the shows of this Khalistani (Subhneet Singh). No good for the country and their presence in foreign countries often leads to mishaps and a misconception towards Indians by the natives.— Arijit Kumar Khanra (@im_Ark167) September 17, 2023
Jai hind🇮🇳#subh pic.twitter.com/dmxpmIMvrK
He is Subh Canadian pro-Khalistan singer coming to perform a show sponsored by boAt in India— The Hindustani Guy (@TheHindustanguy) September 18, 2023
He had earlier shared a distorted map of India, which didn't include J&K, North-East and Punjab.
Dear @amangupta0303, Are you a nationalist only on social media and not in real life? pic.twitter.com/P50HbVcaQl
Amid the backlash, Virat Kohli, the former Indian cricket team captain also unfollowed the singer, who once praised the singer for his songs via his Instagram handle.
Apart from the Mumbai concert, Shubh's is also set to have 'Still Rollin India Tour', a three-month-long tour spanning 12 major Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai starting September 2023.
The backlash against Shubh also comes at a time when India-Canada diplomatic relations are at an all-time low, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing New Delhi of getting Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar killed in Canada. Canada expelled an Indian diplomat earlier today, following which, India retaliated with sending a Canadian diplomat packing from India.