DJ Marshmello just wrapped up massive concert in India for Vh1 Supersonic. However, many right-wing residents are angry that the festival allowed performances to continue despite the country’s mourning over the death of 49 CRPF troopers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday, February 14. “Musical shows are meant for celebration, not when there is sadness across the country. This is not acceptable,” said Rajiv Mittal of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal. Now, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (north) Sanjeev Singla has demanded the registration of a criminal case against the festival’s organizer.
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As per new reports, a criminal case has been filed against the organizer of the show. IANS reports that Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal, Hindu Kranti Dal, Hindu Jagran Manch, Hindu Sena and Shiv Sena had threatened to disrupt the event if it was not cancelled. However, they could not do so because of heavy police deployment.
While on the flip side, before kick-starting his concert, the artist observed two-minute silence for the CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. With the Indian flag projected in the background, DJ Marshmello said on Sunday: “Two minutes silence for the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in a terrorist attack.” A day after the incident, DJ Marshmello even took to Twitter to send out his prayers to “those affected by the Pulwama attack”. A lot of attendees, sporting oversized white buckets with black eyes and a wide smile — similar to Marshmello’s headgear, praised him for paying tribute to the slain CRPF jawans at Vh1 Supersonic 2019 on Sunday. “So many artistes performed at the festival, but it was only Marshmello who remembered the jawans. I respect him even more now,” a fan told IANS after his show that brought down the curtain on the two-day festival here.
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According to another report (www.instagram.com/theindianmusicdiaries), “Only last year it was reported that a right-wing group named Sanatan Sanstha planned to plant explosives at the Sunburn music festival in Pune, before the police arrested the culprits.”
Such incidences make Indian organizers think twice for booking such huge and respectable artists to perform in India and also portray a very radical image of the country to the world.