Legendary Pakistani origin actress and singer Salma Agha on Friday condemned the Uri attack and called it saddening. Earlier, Pakistani-born, now Indian singer Adnan Sami had also condemned the Uri attack and praised the surgical strikes conducted by Indian armed forces across the LoC, eliminating terrorists, who were rumoured to have been planning attacks across metros in J & K and other metros in India. Earlier Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali had also condemned the Uri attacks and said that to the best of his knowledge, every Pakistani artist had the same stand on terrorism as him.
Earlier, following the Uri attack that had killed 19 Indian soldiers, Pakistani artistes working in India had faced severe criticism from various Indian politicians and people in general over their silence. Pakistani artists, most prominently Fawad Khan was targeted over his silence over the Uri terror attack. Various organisations accused him when the actor who was vocal about the Paris terror attacks or the Orlando shootings remained mum and did not even condemn the terror attack in Uri. The Pakistani actor had left the country, following threats made by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena that had demanded all Pakistani artists to leave the country. Although, Khan’s departure from the country can also be attributed to the birth of his child.
Tensions have been on a rise between both the countries following the Uri attacks, that led to India’s attempt of isolation of Pakistan on a global basis. India had also conducted a surgical strike across the border, which Pakistan had termed a cross-border firing. Though, recent evidence has shown that 12 bodies had been recovered from the site of the attack, out of which were identified to be uniformed personnel.