Musical discord still not in tune; Ghulam Ali cancels his show in Mumbai
| Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 16:06
Pakistan's infamous Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali was again denied his enthralling performance to pacify earlier thorns in the city of Mumbai. The Ghazal maestro, who was supposed to attend a music launch and a conference, today cancelled his show in Mumbai apparently because of repeated threats against his show.
Mumbai Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier promised additional security for the Pakistani singer if a music conference was held in the city. But contrary to expectations, the organizers of the show cancelled his appearance in the metropolitan city after the singer received threats from the Shiv Sena.
Tensions have precipitated around the singer’s appearance in India after the Pathankot attack where seven Indian jawans were killed. But the Pakistani singer was received warmly by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and also in Kerala where attendees to his show lauded him with the honour of a state guest.
This is not the first time that the Ghazal singer has been forced to cancel his show. After receiving a threat from the Shiv Sena, the Ghazal singer had cancelled all his shows across India because of concerns about safety.
In all of Ghulam Ali's performances in India, there has always been standing threats from various organizations.