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Artistes never in favour of violence: Fakhr-e-Alam on MNS ultimatum

Fakhr-e-Alam, former chairperson of the censor board, has condemned the 48-hour ultimatum given by Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit or face consequences.

He says artistes do not favour violence, and feels that war is not the solution to conflicts and disagreements between and Pakistan.

Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media here on Friday that there was "an anti-Pakistan" wave across after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to the ultimatum, Fakhr-e-Alam told IANS: "War is not a solution to conflicts and disagreements. War-mongering, aggressive posturing and jingoism, just to get electoral gains and sweeping the dirt underneath the carpet, is just not constructive or positive."

Fakhr-e-Alam said that both and Pakistan must show "responsibility and restraint and be careful on what narrative they want to build".

He also urged media on both sides to be "careful and introspect on how they want to score ratings".

"Artistes are never in favour of violence. People on both sides of the border have far greater problems than by being consumed by this madness," Fakhr-e-Alam said.

"We need to build bridges and not construct uncontrollable hatred on either side. We must seek common ground and engage in progressive dialogue," he added.

Among the Pakistani actors and singers known to be based in Mumbai or frequenting the city are Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salman Ahmad, Mahira Khan and Ali Azmat.

Speaking at the press conference, Vice President Shalini Thackeray said that wherever films or TV shows were being shot with Pakistani actors, activists would go and stop them after the 48-hour deadline lapses.

In the past, the and have often adopted an aggressive stance against Pakistani personalities visiting Maharashtra.

Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's scheduled concerts were cancelled in Mumbai and Pune in October 2015 and a public engagement was also axed in January this year.

--IANS

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Artistes never in favour of violence: Fakhr-e-Alam on MNS ultimatum

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Fakhr-e-Alam, former chairperson of the censor board, has condemned the 48-hour ultimatum given by Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit or face consequences.

He says artistes do not favour violence, and feels that war is not the solution to conflicts and disagreements between and Pakistan.

Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media here on Friday that there was "an anti-Pakistan" wave across after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to the ultimatum, Fakhr-e-Alam told IANS: "War is not a solution to conflicts and disagreements. War-mongering, aggressive posturing and jingoism, just to get electoral gains and sweeping the dirt underneath the carpet, is just not constructive or positive."

Fakhr-e-Alam said that both and Pakistan must show "responsibility and restraint and be careful on what narrative they want to build".

He also urged media on both sides to be "careful and introspect on how they want to score ratings".

"Artistes are never in favour of violence. People on both sides of the border have far greater problems than by being consumed by this madness," Fakhr-e-Alam said.

"We need to build bridges and not construct uncontrollable hatred on either side. We must seek common ground and engage in progressive dialogue," he added.

Among the Pakistani actors and singers known to be based in Mumbai or frequenting the city are Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salman Ahmad, Mahira Khan and Ali Azmat.

Speaking at the press conference, Vice President Shalini Thackeray said that wherever films or TV shows were being shot with Pakistani actors, activists would go and stop them after the 48-hour deadline lapses.

In the past, the and have often adopted an aggressive stance against Pakistani personalities visiting Maharashtra.

Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's scheduled concerts were cancelled in Mumbai and Pune in October 2015 and a public engagement was also axed in January this year.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Fakhr-e-Alam, former chairperson of the Sindh censor board, has condemned the 48-hour ultimatum given by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit India or face consequences.

Fakhr-e-Alam, former chairperson of the censor board, has condemned the 48-hour ultimatum given by Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit or face consequences.

He says artistes do not favour violence, and feels that war is not the solution to conflicts and disagreements between and Pakistan.

Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media here on Friday that there was "an anti-Pakistan" wave across after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to the ultimatum, Fakhr-e-Alam told IANS: "War is not a solution to conflicts and disagreements. War-mongering, aggressive posturing and jingoism, just to get electoral gains and sweeping the dirt underneath the carpet, is just not constructive or positive."

Fakhr-e-Alam said that both and Pakistan must show "responsibility and restraint and be careful on what narrative they want to build".

He also urged media on both sides to be "careful and introspect on how they want to score ratings".

"Artistes are never in favour of violence. People on both sides of the border have far greater problems than by being consumed by this madness," Fakhr-e-Alam said.

"We need to build bridges and not construct uncontrollable hatred on either side. We must seek common ground and engage in progressive dialogue," he added.

Among the Pakistani actors and singers known to be based in Mumbai or frequenting the city are Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salman Ahmad, Mahira Khan and Ali Azmat.

Speaking at the press conference, Vice President Shalini Thackeray said that wherever films or TV shows were being shot with Pakistani actors, activists would go and stop them after the 48-hour deadline lapses.

In the past, the and have often adopted an aggressive stance against Pakistani personalities visiting Maharashtra.

Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's scheduled concerts were cancelled in Mumbai and Pune in October 2015 and a public engagement was also axed in January this year.

--IANS

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