A video of Diljit Dosanjh performing at the Coachella music festival in California has gone viral with the claim that Diljit objected to a girl waving the Indian flag while he was performing. The tweets claim that in the widely shared video, he said in Punjabi, “Don’t spread hate, music belongs to everyone, not one country”. Social media users accused him of disrespecting the Indian Tricolor.
Mr. Sinha, a verified Twitter account that frequently spreads false information, tweeted the same clip and inquired as to whether Diljit had a Khalistani passport. Diljit was referred to by him as a “2 Rupees” artist.
PunFact, a verified Twitter account, tweeted the video with the same assertion.
Diljit Dosanjh accused a girl of inciting hatred by waving Indian flag during a music performance in America. He said "Don't spread hate, music belongs to everyone, not one country" @diljitdosanjh Do you have no respect for Indian tricolor?#diljit #tricolor #indianflag pic.twitter.com/2ODxwagP6K— PunFact (@pun_fact) April 25, 2023
PunFact’s tweet was quoted by journalist Abhijit Majumder, who asserted that Diljit’s entry into India had been denied by the foreign ministry. In addition, he referred to Diljit as a Khalistani puppet and claimed that the latter had been persistently engaging in anti-Indian activities while escaping punishment.
Diljit Dosanjh responded to the allegations made against him on Twitter. In his explanation, he pleaded with people to stop disseminating untruths and hate speech and said in Punjabi, “I said, ‘This my country’s flag and this is for my country which means my performance was for my country. Please Google Punjabi if you do not understand it. Since Coachella is a significant music festival that draws visitors from all over the world. Music is therefore accessible to all. You should teach people how to falsely represent a positive thing. Additionally, Google this.
DON’T SPREAD FAKE NEWS & NEGATIVITY ❌— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) April 25, 2023
Mai Kiha Eh Mere Desh Da Jhanda Hai 🇮🇳 Eh Mere Desh Lai.. Means MERI Eh Performance Mere desh Lai
Je Punjabi Nhi Aundi Tan Google Kar leya Karo Yaar…
Kion ke Coachella Ek Big Musical Festival Aa Othey Har desh to log aunde ne.. that’s…
User Jas Oberoi tweeted the video and Diljit’s transcription. Diljit, according to Oberoi, dedicated his performance to Punjab and India and hoped to promote peace and brotherhood through his words. “Anti-Sikh handles are spreading falsehoods & hatred against him by misrepresenting his comments,” he wrote in his post. He didn’t ask the girl to lower the Indian flag.
At Coachella, @diljitdosanjh made a point to spread harmony & brotherhood. At the end of the concert, he dedicated his performance to Punjab & India.— Jas Oberoi | ਜੱਸ ਓਬਰੌਏ (@iJasOberoi) April 25, 2023
He said, “eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho,… pic.twitter.com/zQAiAz0LA1
Diljit also retweeted a tweet from Manjinder Singh Sirsa that included a video of Manjinder transcribing what was said in the viral claim and disputing it.
The translation and transcription of Diljit Dosanjh’s audio comments are provided below.
Eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, (this is for my Punjabi brothers and sisters)
Mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, (a girl has brought my country’s flag)
Eh mere desh layi, (this is dedicated to my nation)
Negativity ton bacho, music saareyan da saanjha. (Beware of negativity; music belongs to all of us)
Hanji Veere thuada Vi hai (This music is also yours)
Readers may have noticed that Diljit does not disparage the Indian Tricolor. In actuality, he gives his country his all during his performance. Addressing a large number of people from various nations in attendance at his concert, he begs his audience to stay away from negativity and declares that music belongs to everyone.
As a result, a clip of Diljit Dosanjh’s Coachella performance went viral falsely accusing him of disrespecting the Tricolor and objecting to a girl waving the Indian flag during his performance. His remarks have actually been misunderstood and translated incorrectly. In fact, he made India the recipient of his performance.