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After Pakistan bans Indian films, AICWA urges all film industries to ban Pak artists

Aug 09, 2019 06:30 AM IST

Days after India scrapped Article 370 and 35A, Pakistan announced a ban on screening Indian films and the All India Cine Workers Association has now demanded a blanket ban on Pak artists across all film industries in India.

After Pakistan banned the screening of Indian films on Thursday; All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) demanded a blanket ban on Pakistani artists, diplomats and bilateral relations with Pakistan and its people.

Indianassociation demands blanket ban on Pakistani artists across film industries in India.
Indianassociation demands blanket ban on Pakistani artists across film industries in India.

“In relation to Pakistani government banning Indian movies in Pakistan AICWA urges all the film industries to put a complete stop to any association with Pakistani artists, musician, and diplomats,” read the statement released by the AICWA. The AICWA demanded strict “say no to Pakistan” for trade and bilateral relation.

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“Entire film industry and cine workers have refused to resume work till there is a complete ban of Pakistani movie makers, artists, and trade partner,” the statement read.

Tensions escalated between the two countries after India scrapped Article 370 and 35A.

“AICWA learns that after scrapping Article 370 and 35A Pakistan has become vulnerable in feeding their perpetrators who were directly involved in provoking Kashmiris to create a non-cooperative movement against Indian government and policies,” the statement read further.

AICWA president Suresh Gupta praised Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their bold decisions and wish them luck on behalf of the entire film industry and 1.3 billion Indians.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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