Cultural exchanges between India, Pakistan cannot carry on: Shabana Azmi

Actor took to twitter to share her thoughts post Pulwama attack


Entertainment Desk February 15, 2019
PHOTO: CINEMA EXPRESS

Earlier today, lyricist Javed Akhtar  had announced that he along with his with his wife  Shabana Azmi have cancelled their visit to Karachi amid Pulwama attack.

The couple was all set to visit the country for Kaifi Azmi Literary festival, which was scheduled to take place on February 24 and February 25, in Karachi.

After Akhtar, Shabana also took to twitter to share her thoughts on the matter.

"I am filled with pain and grief and all else ..by the dastardly Pulwama attack . For the first time in all these years, I feel weakened in my belief that people to people contact can force the Establishment to do the right thing. We will need to call halt to cultural exchange."



She went on, "There is no way we can carry on with cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan even as our martyrs are laying down their lives for us. I stand in solidarity with the grieving families."



The Tehzeeb actor further wrote, "But lets not lose sight of the fact that there is a difference between the Pakistani Establishment and the people of Pakistan and vice versa. On both sides of the border sisters and brothers are divided by circumstances with which they had nothing to do with."



 

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Aamir Rajkhan | 2 years ago | Reply Who cares ! If the Indians want to remain barbaric, so be it.
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