Popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s concert scheduled fornbsp;October 15nbsp;in Gurugram has been called off in the wake of Uri attack.
While the district administration has quot;advisedquot; the concert team Konceptentertainment to defer the show the organisers have said they had already decided to postpone the gig quot;indefinitelyquot; after the attack at Uri in Kashmir.
quot;Considering the sentiments of armed forces and soldiers at the frontier the organisers are advised by the district administration ofnbsp;Gurugramnbsp;to defer the Atif Aslam concertquot; said Deputy Commissioner ofnbsp;Gurugram TL Satyaprakash in a statement.
The statement came hours after the Akil Bhartya Hindu Kranti Dal ABHKD advised thenbsp;Gurugramdistrict administration not to allow the concert in the city.
ABHKD also handed over their memorandum to Satyaprakashnbsp;on Wednesday to withdraw the permission granted to Atif Aslam Concert to be held onnbsp;October 15 to avoid any untoward incident innbsp;Gurugram.
Rajeev Mittal National General Secretary ABHKD said soldiers at the border were falling prey to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism while thenbsp;Gurugramnbsp;administration was inviting guests from the country for petty monetary gains.
quot;Every time thenbsp;Gurugramnbsp;District Administration called Atif Aslam to do concert here we are against it if his concert will be allowed innbsp;Gurugram the district administration will itself be held responsible in any mis-happening in city. We would not allow any shows or films of Pakistani actors to be screened or organised and warned that the administrationquot; Mittal said.
Aslam 33 becomes the second singer from the neighbouring country whose concert has been cancelled after the terror attack. Shafqat Amanat Ali’s set planned to take place in Bengalarunbsp;tomorrow has also been called off.
Days after the Uri attack Raj Thackrey-led Maharashtra Navanirman Sena had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes and actors including Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar to leave India by September 25 or else they would be quot;pushed outquot;.