Police arrested a teenager for organizing a khatam (recitation of the Holy Quran) for the late Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala in Okara.
The young fan, identified as Sharjeel Malik, caught local authorities’ attention when he promoted the memorial event on social media. In the poster, the teen not only invited the Sikh brethren to mourn the loss of the beloved rapper but all “Badmashs” (gangsters) as well. He also promised an “aerial firing ceremony” later in the event.
Following the incident, both Malik and his father released video messages, expressing apologies for the young boy’s actions. They emphasized that they had no affiliation with Sidhu Moose Wala or any criminal gang.
Tamam badmash aur Jutt baradri ko dawat hai!
The bizarre memorial service, scheduled to take place on May 29, aimed to commemorate the untimely passing of Sidhu Moose Wala. Malik took to social media, specifically Facebook, to invite people to the event.
Law enforcement agencies took prompt action to address the situation, apprehending Malik to prevent any potential disruptions or public safety concerns arising from the planned event. The youngster’s father had to come forward to explain his son’s immature actions.
Sharjeel himself apologized in a follow-up video.
Sidhu Moose Wala, a beloved Punjabi singer, lyricist, and actor from, captivated audiences with his unique blend of traditional folk music and modern elements. His distinctive style and soulful voice propelled him to stardom, earning him a dedicated fan base in India and Pakistan.
Tragically, Sidhu Moosewala’s life was cut short, as he was reportedly murdered by the Lawrence Bishnoi gang on May 29, 2021.
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