Shiv Sena says no Pak artists in India, set to oppose singer Atif Aslam's Pune performance
There is yet another cultural disruption in Indo-Pak ties in the offing with Shiv Sena saying they won’t allow any Pakistan artists to perform in India, with singer Atif Aslam's performance in Pune on April 25 set to be the first target.
As per party sources, this is in reaction to the major ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the border and by Kashmiri separatists, being allegedly supported by Pakistan. The party's cine wing, Chitrapat Sena, has declared that they won't let any Pakistani artist perform in India.
As per sources their first target is likely to be Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, who is set to perform in Pune on April 25.
"Since day one we have been opposing Pakistani artists and our stand always has been the same. Pakistan is attacking us from every corner. How can we welcome their artists?," a leader said on condition of aynonimity.
Aslam is scheduled to perform at Pune’s Amanora Park in Hadpsar area.
Senior Sena leader from Pune Ajay Bhosale said, "Aslam is a Pakistani artist and we oppose his performance in Pune. The organiser better cancel it now, or else we won't let the event happen."
This is not the first time that the Sena has opposed Pakistani artists performing in India. It had protested against the inclusion of Pakistani television host and cross dresser Begum Nawazish Ali and actor Veena Malik in a reality show.