After backlash over a distorted map of India, a Canadian singer's tour is called off.
Canadian singer Shubh's tour of India has been cancelled after he shared a distorted map of India on social media. The map omitted the states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, disputed territories between India and Pakistan.
Shubh's social media post sparked outrage among many Indians, who accused him of supporting the Khalistan movement, a separatist movement that seeks to create an independent Sikh state in Punjab. Shubh has denied supporting the Khalistan movement but has apologized for sharing the distorted map.
In response to the public outcry, the Indian government pressured BookMyShow, the ticketing platform selling tickets for Shubh's concerts, to cancel the tour. BookMyShow eventually withdrew the time, stating that it "does not condone the views expressed by the artist."
This incident is a reminder of the sensitivity of the issue of Kashmir and the importance of respecting the territorial integrity of all nations. It is also a reminder of the power of social media to mobilize public opinion and bring about change.