“Musical shows are meant for celebration, not when there is sadness across the country. This is not acceptable,” said Rajiv Mittal of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal after DJ Marshmello held his concert in Gurugram, on 16th February. The right-wing outfit (along with others) has also demanded the registration of a criminal case against the organiser of the event, as reported by IANS. Referring to the deadly Pulwama attacks that claimed the lives of more than 40 CRPF soldiers, the members of these outfits believe it to be wrong to hold a celebration of this calibre while the nation is plunged into mourning.
They've also submitted a memorandum (in this regard) to Sub-Divisional Magistrate (North) Sanjeev Singla on Monday, 18 February. Initially, members of the Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal, Hindu Kranti Dal, Hindu Jagran Manch, Hindu Sena and Shiv Sena had threatened to disrupt the show if it was not cancelled. Due to stringent security measures, this was not achievable for the right-wingers. The American DJ, however, was aware of the situation and went ahead to observe a two-minute silence for the martyred jawans.
On 14th February, more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a car carrying explosives hit a CRPF convoy.