Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann won't perform in Canada now: 'Responsible and necessary'
Oct 09, 2023
NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing India-Canada diplomatic row, Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann's Canada trip has been cancelled and the production house said the move is the most responsible and necessary course of action for the time being.
"In light of the current diplomatic unrest between the two countries and after careful consideration and assessment of the unpredictable circumstances, it has been determined that the cancellation of the event is the most responsible and necessary course of action for the time being," the production house posted on Facebook announcing the cancellation of Gurdas Mann's tour.
Gurdas Mann was scheduled to perform in Canada this month between October 22 to October 31. But India and Canada have crossed swords after Canada accused India of murdering Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.
India rejected the allegation and sought specific information regarding the allegation which New Delhi claimed Ontario never provided. Canada, however, claimed it provided details many weeks ago.
The diplomatic meltdown has come to this level that India suspended its visa services in Canada and Canada started shifting its diplomats from India as India accused them of interfering in internal affairs.
India also alleged that Canada provided a safe haven to Khalistani terrorists about whom India alerted Canada several times. Nijjar was one of them but Canada treated Nijjar as a religious head.