Popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s concert, scheduled for October 15 in Gurgaon, has been called off in the wake of Uri attack. “Considering the sentiments of armed forces and soldiers at the frontier,
the organisers are advised by the district administration of Gurgaon to defer the Atif Aslam concert,” said Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon.
The statement came hours after the Akil Bhartya Hindu Kranti Dal (ABHKD) advised the Gurgaon district administration not to allow the concert in the city. Rajeev Mittal, National General Secretary, ABHKD said soldiers at the border were falling prey to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism while the Gurgaon administration was inviting guests from the country for petty monetary gains.
Aslam, becomes the second singer from the neighbouring country whose concert has been cancelled after the terrror attack. Shafqat Ali’s set, planned to take place in Bengalaru was also called off after Maharashtra Navanirman Sena issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes and actors to leave India by September 25 or else they would be “pushed out”.