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Shiv Sena opposes concert featuring Pakistani artist Ghulam Ali in Mumbai

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“We can’t have cultural ties with Pakistan when they kill our soldiers,” said Sena on Wednesday.

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The renowned ghazal singer is scheduled to perform at Mumbai’s Shanmukhanand Hall on coming Friday.

However, members of the Sena’s cine wing, the Chitrapat Sena, met officials at the venue and asked them to call off the concert featuring Pakistani artist.

A sena stalwart reportedly told officials that at a time when “Pakistan has targeted Indian soldiers, decapitated them and returned their headless bodies, India should not be enjoying cultural relations with them.”

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The veteran artist Ghulam Ali, 74, who has also sung for number of Bollywood films, held a concert earlier this year at the famous Sankat Mochan in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.

Sources from the Sena said though the party is in a coalition with the BJP, it won’t alter its stance on relations with Pakistan if it continued killing Indians.

Earlier, the Hindu extremist party had also protested against another Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s concert and the Pakistan cricket team playing on Indian land.

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