Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that it will protest the staging of a performance by Pakistani Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali on October 9, 2015 as it opposes cultural and sporting relations with Pakistan because that nation refuses to curb terrorism against India. The programme is to be held at Shanmughananda Hall in Mumbai.
In a letter to the management of the Shamughananda Hall, Shiv Sena’s film wing Chitrapat Sena said if it went ahead with the programme featuring the artist from Pakistan they would have to face the “anger of Shiv Sena and the patriotic people”.
“Through this letter, we want to convey to you that if you invite Pakistan artist to the show you will have to face the Shiv Sena’s wrath... Which is why we ask you to prohibit the Pakistan artist from coming to the programme, or else you will have to face the anger of Shiv Sena’s and the patriotic people of the country,” Chitrapat Sena Vibhag Pramukh Mangesh Satamkar said in his letter.
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He said it has been a long-standing stand of Shiv Sena that until the neighbouring country stopped terrorism activities there should be no cultural, sporting and political relations with Pakistan.