In a letter addressed to the Police, the groups wrote a Pakistani singer performing in the country would be an insult to the 18 soldiers who lost their lives in Uri.
In the wake of Uri attack, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal approached the Bengaluru Police on Wednesday, to have Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali’s concert in the city cancelled. In a letter addressed to the Police, the groups wrote a Pakistani singer performing in the country would be an insult to the 18 soldiers who lost their lives in Uri.
Written in Kannada, the letter comes after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour deadline to all Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or the party will force them to go. Amey Khopkar of MNS said, “If the Pakistani actors don’t leave India, we will push them out.” The threat comes following the attack on an Army base in Uri by Pakistan-based terrorists which left 18 soldiers dead and over 20 injured. A high alert was yesterday sounded along the Mumbai coast and adjoining areas after a group of men were spotted moving suspiciously near a naval base at Uran in Raigad, leading to search operations by multiple agencies.
The Raj-Thackeray led MNS on tuesday also staged a protest outside the production house of director-producer Karan Johar, whose ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has a special appearance by Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
Meanwhile, Zindagi, a channel which became popular for bringing stories from Pakistan on the Indian small screen, will now cease to do so and instead come up with new Indian and Turkish drama. Launched in 2014, the channel found loyal audience through shows like “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”, “Maat”, “Humsafar” and others.