Shiv Sena tears banner of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert in Ahmedabad

The singer is set to feature in an event scheduled for April 30 in the Indian city


News Desk April 25, 2016
Rahat fateh Ali Khan is set to feature in an event scheduled for April 30 in Ahmedabad. PHOTO COURTESY: ANI NEWS

Continuing with its opposition of Pakistani artists arriving in India to feature their talent, Shiv Sena workers have torn apart a billboard of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

The advertisement banner was displayed to publicise a concert of the singing sensation, which is scheduled for April 30 in Ahmedabad, India.

About 20 activists first thrashed the banner near Shahibaug bridge before defacing another with black ink at RTO circle, according to local leader of the hard-line organisation, Jitu Solanki.



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"On one side, terrorists are taking lives of innocent Indians, while on the other hand, these Pakistani singers are coming here to make money. We cannot allow such commercial activity by them. We want to tell them that Gujarat's doors are closed for them," said Solanki.

Workers have also planned a protest in this regards, he added.

"We will also stage protests against Khan when he lands in the city for the concert. Today's protests were just a warning, as we may go to extremes to stop him from performing in the city."

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This is not the first time the hardline outfit has resorted to such tactics. On April 22, Shiv Sena members protested against Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali, who had arrived in Mahuva town of Bhavnagar district to collect an award.

An event of the ghazal maestro in New Delhi was also cancelled on April 5 owing to protests by the extremists.

The article first appeared on The Times of India

COMMENTS (19)

Truth | 5 years ago | Reply @Kabir Khan This fits in here very well ..... "These are the extremists 'Phantom' spoke about: Kabir Khan on Karachi protesters" Please post ET
Azi | 5 years ago | Reply @Sumit: Its not about Visa, which would have been granted either ways even with shiv's intolerance. But the principle which you guys are trying to force on others while practically doing the same time. @Tyggar: You are the one that took time from your busy life to go to a Pakistani website. Maybe you shouldnt come here, that would be a better choice @HBK: Infact shiv is humiliating their own nation much more than Pakistani celebs. And there is no such study or fact that backs up your fantasy land imaginative idea. @Rahul: Yes everyone can survive, even Indian women. But would they back down just because a not as handsome Indian guy tried to stop them? I dont think so. They are coo coo for us Pakistanis, learn to live with it. @ Comments section Single-handedly contained all these Indians with logic beyond their comprehension.
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