Another Pakistani artist has come under fire from Hindu fringe groups’ over the Uri attacks, demanding that all artists from across the border should go back.
The Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal on Wednesday urged the authorities to cancel the permission given to a concert by singer Atif Aslam in Gurugram on 15 October.
The organisers from Koncept Entertainment reportedly said the event has been "indefinitely postponed" after they received an advisory from the district administration against holding it. The note suggested they defer the concert “since sentiments of the armed forces are concerned”, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner TL Satyaprakash told The Indian Express.
The Hindu body handed over a memorandum to Satyaprakash, demanding the cancellation of the concert scheduled at the Leisure Valley HUDA ground at Sector 29.
The letter warned the administration of disruptions at the concert, it said “if the event takes place, and any incident happens because of it, the district administration will be responsible.”
“The district administration has been hurting the sentiments of the people of the country by giving permission for such Pakistani concerts,” read the memorandum.
Pakistan-sponsored terrorists have been killing our soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir... We will definitely and strongly oppose such events.Rajeev Mittal, Member, Kranti Dal told IANS
Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali’s concert in Bengaluru also came under the fire as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) approached the police on Wednesday to get it cancelled.
(With inputs from IANS and The Indian Express.)