On September 19, the Indian digital brand BoAT recognized for its devices and gadgets introduced the withdrawal of its sponsorship from a present that includes a Canada-based singer Shubh. While the Indian authorities was monitoring fugitive Khalistani Amritpal Singh, Shubh posted an replace supporting him. Earlier this week, the members of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) protested and tore posters of the present resulting in the choice by the organisers and sponsors. Shubh will likely be singing on a present organised in Cordelia Cruises, Mumbai from September 23 to 25.
The firm knowledgeable concerning the withdrawal of the sponsorship on social media platform ‘X’ stating that it’s India’s firstly brand. Considering the background of the singer, who shared the distorted map of India in assist to Khalistani terrorists, the corporate withdrew its title.
The firm stated, “At boAt, while our commitment to the incredible music community runs deep, we are first & foremost a true Indian brand. Therefore, when we became aware of the remarks made by artist Shubh earlier this year, we chose to withdraw our sponsorship from the tour.”
The firm clarified that it’s going to maintain supporting younger abilities to foster a vibrant music tradition in India.
Also, on September 16, the members of the BJYM eliminated posters for the upcoming occasion of a Canada-based singer and Khalistan supporter Shubneet Singh alias Shubh in Mumbai. They protested in opposition to the occasion saying there is no such thing as a place for Khalistanis in India.
The President of BJYM, Tajinder Singh Tiwana, additionally asserted that there is no such thing as a place for Khalistanis within the state. The BJYM chief warned that if the programme will not be cancelled the organisers must face their opposition.
He stated, “There is no space for Khalistanis who are the enemy of integrity and unity of India. We won’t let Canadian singer Shubh perform on the auspicious land of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mumbai…If no proper action is taken then the organisers will have to face our opposition.”
The BJYM additionally gave a memorandum to the police by which they accused Shubh of sharing a distorted map of India on social media and demanded a case to be registered in opposition to him. Tiwana highlighted that Shubh had posted the story on Instagram on March 23, 2023. In this, he had shared the map of India with out Jammu-Kashmir and North-Eastern states.
Notably, Shubh publicly expressed sympathy for Khalistani components earlier this yr when Punjab Police started a manhunt to seek out Khalistani terrorist Amritpal Singh and launched a skewed map that not noted quite a few North Indian states, together with Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.