Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali on Wednesday condemned the Uri terrorist attack. Talking to Times Now, Ali said that he condemns the attack and doesn’t have any knowledge about why others did not. He further said that every Pakistani artists’ stand on terror attacks are the same as him, although they might not have condemned it because of threat letters issued to them.
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. Meanwhile, Pakistani-born singer Adnan Sami, who has an Indian citizenship condemned the terrorist attack in Uri, for which he was called “traitor” by Pakistani netizens on social media platforms such as Twitter. Indian media and Bollywood celebrities, meanwhile remain divided over the banning of Pakistani artistes to perform in India.