LONDON: Punjabi-Canadian rapper Shubhneet Singh, better known as Shubh, has found himself at the center of controversy once again.
This time, he is under scrutiny for allegedly wearing a hoodie that appears to mock the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards, an event with profound historical significance.
The Controversial Hoodie:
The controversy stems from an incident at one of Shubh’s concerts where he was reportedly seen wearing a black hoodie. The hoodie featured an illustration showing a map of Punjab with a plea for freedom, while in the foreground, Sikh men appear to be responsible for the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
The video and images from the London concert have since gone viral, with a pro-Khalistani group called SherePanjabUK sharing the content on social media.
They accompanied the video with a caption that read, “Panjabi Artist Shubh holding a hoodie of an illustration that shows Indian PM Indira Gandhi (aka Maimuna Begum) being greeted by Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh and Shaheed Bhai Beant Singh #NeverForget84.”
It is worth noting that the video was filmed during Shubh’s concert on a Sunday night in London.
Shubh’s Controversial History:
This isn’t the first time that Shubh has been embroiled in controversy. Previously, he faced allegations of supporting Khalistani separatists when Canada accused India of being involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorists like Hardeep Singh Nijjar in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
This incident occurred nearly two months ago and has since strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.