The Karnataka units of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal have written to the Bengaluru police not to permit Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, the Pakistani singer to perform in the city.
Ali is scheduled to perform at the Forum Mall in Bengaluru on September 30, There has been an outrage against Pakistani artists in India following the Uri attack.
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is a Pakistani classical singer. He had recently said in Paksitan that artists should stay from politics that has been affecting their careers in a bad way.
He had also said that he was repeatedly being asked questions by the media in both India and Paksitan.
In a Facebook post he had written, "so here is what I would like to share with you all: it is a very sad and tough time for the people of both the countries. I think artists should not get involved in these matters as they only wish to spread peace, love and bring people closer."
"Needless to say, certain people want to sabotage the peace process and initiatives that work for it. We should recognise these negative forces and not pander to their agendas. We must refrain from any kind of decisions that will support that certain group's goals," he had also posted.
In Maharashtra too there have been groups protesting against Pakistani artists. Following a protest, Pakistani actor, Fawhad Khan who has a movie slated for release left secretly for his home country.
The Bengaluru police however, said that no event involving any Pakistani singer is being conducted on September 30th.
The police said that it had on September 28 advised Radio Mirchi not to conduct any activity involving Pakistani Artiste due to deterriorating relations with that country.
Radio Mirchi had cancelled such plans and confirmed the same to us the Inspector of the Adugodi Police station in Bengaluru clarified.