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Pulwama Attack: AICWA announces ban on Pakistani artistes
Post Uri attack that took place three years back, India has once again witnessed a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir. On February 14, the suicide bombing in Pulwama district took the life of around 40 CRPF jawans. This gruesome incident has raged the entire nation demanding to boycott Pakistan.
Yesterday, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), protested at Filmcity in Goregaon calling for a ban on the Pakistani artistes. Today All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) officially announced a total ban on Pakistani artistes in the Indian film industry.
Taking to Twitter, news agency ANI has shared the notice issued by AICWA. The notice read that the organisation ‘strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack on our soldiers at Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir’. It was also mentioned in the notice that ‘if any organisation insist on working with Pakistani Artistes will be banned by AICWA and strong action will be taken against them’.
Have a look at the notice here.
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
Post the attack, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) warned music companies to drop Pakistani singers from their labels. Bhushan Kumar immediately pulled off songs of Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan that were on his T-Series’ YouTube channel. In the wake of Pulwama attack, Ajay Devgn also announced on social media that his upcoming movie ‘Total Dhamaal’ will not be releasing in Pakistan.
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