Another nail in the coffin of democracy! The ties between India and Pakistan are getting stronger, in terms of hatred. Day by day this disgust is increasing; adding on to this is the latest demand for stopping all cultural ties. Ghulam Ali, a Pakistani ghazal singer was forced by Shiv Sena to cancel his event in Mumbai on October 9. The protest led by Shiv Sena resulted in the cancellation of the show by the noted singer and say no to all his music love to spread in India.
This is not the first time that any Pakistani person is asked to put their step back. The same case happened with Atif Aslam’s concert in Ahmedabad & Pune. Why most of the time singers and performers are barred from executing their talent.
Let me remind you that Ghulam Ali was the one of the maestro from Lahore who rendered thumri and chaiti at the music fest, held every year since 1923 as part of Hanuman Jayanti celebrations at Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi. Why was that not considered for cancellation? If Mumbai can give shade to all the Pakistani underworlds then what is the harm in spreading the music love in the air.
All these activities are so shameful that what an image we are creating in front of the Goddess divine soul of music. This is what Ustad Ghulam Ali also had to say about it. He is not angry but hurt for in love, such controversies shouldn’t happen; they spoil people’s sur. calling music Allah, God, Bhagwan, he said that he has always received lot of love in India and that this concert was going to be “a tribute to Jagjit Singh,” who was like a brother to him. So, this incident has not only dishonourable to a Pakistani singer but was also disrespect to an Indian Ghazal legend, Jagjit Singh. Don’t bound art by boundaries of land- the only advice to Shiv Sena.