On Sunday, May 29, unidentified assailants shot and killed Punjabi musician Sidhu Moose Wala in the hamlet of Jawaharke, Mansa district. Punjab police had removed security from 424 people, including Punjabi artist Sidhu Moose Wala, for the second day.
Sidhu Moose Wala ran for the Punjab general election using Mansa’s parliamentary votes, but was beaten by AAP candidate Vijay Singla by 63,000 votes. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann recently fired Vijay Singla over allegations of corruption.
In his song “Scapeshoot,” Sidhu Moose Wala created a debate about the Aam Aadmi Party and its fans last month. In his songs, the singer refers the AAP followers as “gaddar” (traitors).
“Deeply saddened by the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala in broad daylight,” Congress president Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted after learning of the Punjabi singer’s death. Punjabis and Punjabis all around the world have lost a gifted artist who is deeply linked to the masses and can sense their pulse. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and admirers all across the world.”
Following the event, BJP politician Mankind Singh Sirsa demanded an air intelligence probe on Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, citing “neglect of the prime minister’s duties.”
“We have warned the Punjab government of the situation in Punjab. I am calling for an FIR against Bhagwant Mann for his negligence in his duties as prime minister which resulted in the death of Sidhu Moosewala. Bhagwant Mann should be booked with Arvind Kejriwal,” Manjinder Singh Sirsa said.
Who is Sidhu Moose Wala?
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu aka Sidhu Moose Wala was born on June 17, 1993 in Moose Wala Village, Mansa District. Moose Wala has millions of followers and is known for his rap music.
Moose Wala holds a degree in electrical engineering. He studied music at university before moving to Canada.
Sidhu Moose Wala is also known as one of the most controversial Punjabi singers, openly promoting gun culture and extolling gangsters in inflammatory songs. His song “Jatti Jeonay Morh Di Bandook Wargi”, released in September 2019, sparked controversy over the reference to Mai Bhago, an 18th-century Sikh warrior. He was accused of portraying the Sikh warrior in a bad light. Muswara later apologized.