Kathmandu: Swapnil Sharma, the singer of the famous Nepali rock band Shadows, has said that the Australian organizers of human trafficking in the name of ‘artist visa’ should be boycotted. In a status on Facebook, he opposed the trend of making non-artists into artists.
He writes, “We (artists) should boycott Australian organizers involved in human trafficking in the name of artist visas.” This is the reason why today there is a program twice a week in Australia, so it has become a business in Australia to apply for artist visas for non-artists instead of artist visas.
According to him, artists need to be aware of their reputation and visa situation. “When these things worry us as artists, we must be very careful about our own reputation and visa status. Discover the event’s organizer, conduct a background check on them, and then make the reservation.
He also stated that he had filed a complaint with the Australian Embassy. He is of the opinion that the Australian High Commission should investigate this. He also drew the attention of the Australian Embassy in Nepal by tagging this status. Swapnil mentioned that there are real event organizers in Australia, and such incidents have affected them.