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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam's concert may be called off as Hindu groups protest

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

Renowned Pakistani singer Atif Aslam's concert scheduled to be held in Gurugram on 15 October is likely to be called off after a Hindu group, Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal, allegedly issued an advisory asking the organisers to cancel the show.

This moves come after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's film wing, the Chitrapat Sena, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani artistes to leave the country in the aftermath of the Uri attacks.

The MNS asserted that they were not against any individual, but "cannot separate nation and art".

"Considering the sentiments of armed forces and soldiers at the frontier, the organisers are advised by the district administration, Gurgaon, to defer the Atif Aslam concert," Times of India quoted deputy commissioner of Gurugram TL Satyaprakash as saying.

Similarly, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal on 28 September urged the Bengaluru Police to deny permission to Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to perform on 30 September.

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan on 27 September left India before the release of his upcoming Karan Johar film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on 28 October.

India has blamed Pakistan for the attack as probe agencies reportedly recovered weapons and ammunition bearing Pakistani insignia from the site.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 29 September 2016, 12:23 IST
 
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