A 15-year-old fan of the slain Indian singer Sidhu Moosewala was briefly arrested within the Punjab province of Pakistan for inviting folks by way of social media for an aerial firing on the Punjabi singer’s first loss of life anniversary, police stated on Tuesday.
In keeping with police, Sharjil Malik uploaded a poster of Moosewala on his Fb wall, inviting folks to attend the singer’s first loss of life anniversary occasion at his residence in Okara, some 130km from Lahore.
The poster invited folks “…to recollect the late Punjabi singer and aerial firing shall be held within the method he (Moosewala) used to do.” Moosewala used to eulogise weapons in his songs and music movies.
“A neighbour of Malik filed a grievance with the native police informing his plan of holding an occasion to commemorate Moosewala’s first loss of life anniversary with aerial firing at his residence on Might 29,” police officer Aslam Shahid stated.
“The complainant additionally hooked up a social media submit of Malik. Performing on this, police arrested him on Sunday, a day earlier than the occasion was scheduled,” Shahid stated.
He stated the younger boy was launched after he tendered a written apology, and his father gave an enterprise that he (Malik) wouldn’t take pleasure in such actions.
Moosewala, whose actual title was Shubhdeep Singh, was shot lifeless by six assailants at Jawahar Ke village in Punjab’s Mansa district on Might 29 final yr. His distinctive fashion and highly effective lyrics captivated audiences throughout the globe.
Final yr, on the singer’s assassination, a banner was displayed in Okara metropolis, condemning his homicide and demanding the Indian authorities to arrest his killers.
The singer-rapper loved a cult following in India and overseas with songs like So Excessive, Identical Beef, The Final Journey, Simply Hear and 295. Famend Pakistani qawwali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan throughout certainly one of his live shows within the US devoted the favored qawwali “Akhiyan Udeek Diyan” to Moosewala.