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Did Diljit Dosanjh Disrespect Indian Flag At Coachella? Here’s The Truth Behind Viral Video

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

Diljit Dosanjh objects to the waving of the Indian flag during his Coachella performance.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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Fact

Newschecker went through the comments under the tweets posting the 18-second video, where users pointed out that Dosanjh, who was speaking in Punjabi, is clearly saying that this show is dedicated to his country and did not disrespect the national flag.

We then came across a slightly longer and clearer version of the viral video of Dosanjh’s interaction with the audience, where he said in Punjabi, “Eh kudi mere desh da jhanda chukki khadi hai eh mera desh layi. Music sab da sanjha hai music kisi ik da nahi,” which when translated to English, means, “That girl is standing with the flag of my country. This (program) is also for my country. Music is for all, music does not belong to any single one”

The singer, too, tweeted out a clarification, dated April 25, 2023, while criticising those who spread fake news, stating “DON’T SPREAD FAKE NEWS and NEGATIVITY. 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 why Music Sab Da Sanjha Hai. SAHI GAL NU PUTHI KIVE GHUMAUNA KOI TUADEY WARGEYA TON SIKHEY ENU V GOOGLE KAR LEYO (I said this is my country’s flag, this is for my country… which means this performance is for my country. If you don’t understand Punjabi then Google it because Coachella is a big music festival, where people from all over the world come there. That’s why music is for everyone. Someone should learn how to twist a good thing from you… Google this too).”

News reports on Dosanjh’s reaction can be seen here, here and here.

Result: False

Sources
Tweet by Jas Oberoi, April 25, 2023
Tweet by Diljit Dosanjh, April 25, 202


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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