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Singer Gurdas Maan cancels tour despite selling tickets due to India-Canada bitterness

Logan D Suza

Gurdas Mane was scheduled to perform at multiple venues across Canada from October 22nd to 31st. The tour was named ‘Ankhia Urikdia’.

The impact of the tension in bilateral relations between India and Canada also fell in the cultural sphere. It is heard that Punjab’s legendary musician Gurdas Maan has canceled his visit to Canada due to the bitter relationship between the two countries.

Gurdas Mane was scheduled to perform at multiple venues across Canada from October 22nd to 31st. The tour was named ‘Ankhia Urikdia’. Almost all the tickets were sold out. But Gurdas Maan suddenly canceled the show. Gurjit Bal Productions was in charge of managing the artist’s tour. This decision has been informed from their side. Those who bought tickets have also been assured of refunds. It was also informed that such a decision needed to be taken in the contemporary situation. The show has been promised again later.

Incidentally, Canada has accused India of involvement in Khalistani murder. That has soured the relationship between the two countries. There are a total of 61 Canadian diplomats in India. 40 of them will have to go back to the country, India has given a strong message to the Trudeau government. Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, said that the number of Indian diplomats in Canada is much higher than the number of Canadian diplomats in New Delhi. India has ordered the return of 40 diplomats to maintain equality between the two countries.

Although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not want to open his mouth about the truth of this news. Earlier, in response to the journalist’s question, he said, “We do not want to increase unrest. As I have said before, it is necessary to maintain constructive relations with India in these difficult times. Appropriate steps should be taken for that.”

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