Diljit Dosanjh on Sidhu Moosewala’s assassination: ‘100% this government is useless’

Diljit Dosanjh has spoken about the murder of Sidhu Moosewala and blamed the government. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Mansa district of Punjab on May 29. (Read also: Diljit Dosanjh’s cooking videos earned him cooking shows and masala advertisements)

In a new interview, Diljit spoke about Moosewala’s parents and how they must suffer after the death of their son. He also talked about how artists have often been killed in the past as well. But in general he blamed the government for their ‘nalayaki’.

Diljit spoke about the recent deaths of Moosewala and Deep Sidhu (who died in a car accident) in an interview with Film Companion. “They all worked really hard. I don’t think an artist can hurt anyone, I’m talking about my own experience. Mujhe ye manne mein nahi aati baat (I disagree). There can be nothing between him and anyone else. So why would anyone kill someone else? This is a very sad thing. Even talking about it is so hard. Think about it, you only have one child and he dies. His father and mother, how would they live with it. You can’t imagine what they are going through, only they know,” he said.

“100% ye sarkar ki nalayaki hai. Thou political hai aur political bahut gandi hai. Bhagwan se hum prarthna kar sakte hain ki unko insaaf mile aur aisi tragedy na ho (This is 100% government failure. This is politics and politics is very bad. We pray to God that he get justice and that such tragedy never more will happen). We are not in this world to kill each other, but this has been happening since the beginning. Artists have also been killed before… I remember when I started there were problems. People would sense why this person becomes so successful, but killing someone is just… I don’t know. It’s 100% the government’s fault and this is political, I think,” he added.

Moosewala was one of 424 people whose safety was temporarily curtailed by the Punjab police. Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, claimed responsibility for the singer’s murder.

Diljit was recently featured in the Netflix movie Jogi, which explores the pain of Delhi’s Sikh community following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Violence erupted in the national capital and other parts of the country in October 1984, killing more than 3,000 Sikhs across India.

He also featured in the Punjabi movie Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne. Directed by Amarjit Singh, the film also featured Sargun Mehta and Sohail Ahmed in lead roles. He also has his Born to Shine tour coming to Mumbai, India.

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