Marshmello just wrapped up a double header in India for Vh1 Supersonic. However, many right-wing residents are angry that the festival allowed performances to continue despite the country’s mourning over the death of 49 CRPF troopers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday, February 14.

The masked DJ performed in Gurugram, outside of New Delhi, on February 16, two days after the attack, while the country was in mourning. Various militant and/or religious right-wing Hindu groups threatened to disrupt the festival, but were thrwarted by a heavy police presence.

“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.

Now, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (north) Sanjeev Singla has demanded the registration of a criminal case against the festival’s organiser.

At the show, Marshmello asked the crowd to participate in two minutes of silence with respect to those killed.


via The Quint