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Arijit Singh asks why Pakistani singers are banned in India

Mumbai: India’s leading singer Arijit Singh commented on Pakistani singers and their performance exposure in India. While performing a concert in Abu Dhabi, Singh asked a question regarding why Pakistani singers were banned in India.

“I have a question. It’s a wrong question, a controversial question. But still, I want to ask it because I don’t give a d**n,” started Arijit.

Arijit continued, “I don’t follow the news much but tell me one thing – is Pakistani music still banned in India?

“Or has it started? I mean in the middle something had happened – but has it restarted now?

“Because Atif Aslam is one of my favorites, so I give a damn.”

India banned Pakistani artists from working in the country after the 2016 Uri attacks carried out in Jammu and Kashmir.

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In 2020, The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) warned Indian musicians and artists against working with their Pakistani counterparts.

Soon after the concert, the comments made by the popular Bollywood singer Arijit Singh, netizens admired his guts online. They shared the moments that made their hearts swell up for the singer.

Social media platforms are full of posts regarding his remarks upon Pakistani singers. Arijit has received numerous positive remarks from the netizens. 

A Twitter user shared a concert clip and wrote, “What solid statement from Arijit Singh regarding Pakistani singers,” lauded a Twitter user sharing the video that sees Arijit on stage, praising Atif. “Singing songs of these artists as well.”

According to concert organisers, Arijit’s show has set a new precedent in the UAE capital. 

“Arijit Singh’s show is the highest selling event in the UAE since the pandemic struck the world,” said Salman Ahmed, an associate at PME Entertainment.

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