MUMBAHI, INDIA: An extremist party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has given a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani artists currently working in India to leave the country as the relation between the neighboring countries goes worse.
According to reports in the Indian media, the extremist group said if Pakistani artists failed to leave they would be ‘pushed out’ from the country.
“We gave a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or MNS will push them out,” said Amey Khopkar of the MNS Chitrapat Sena.
Amey Khopkar did not only stop here.
Going a step further, he even threatened to beat up Pakistani artists and all those who cast them in their Indian productions.
“Pakistani artists will be beaten up and so will the producers and directors,” he added.
In the past, Pakistani artists have received threats from Indian extremists groups. Pakistani singer Ghullam Ali was forced to cancel his performance in Mumbai because of Shiv Sena.
The deadline comes as tensions between Pakistan and India have escalated. Pakistan has shed light on Indian human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and this issue was raised by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations. Over 115 Kashmiris have been martyred and thousands injured as a result of Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir. India without any proof has blamed Pakistan for an attack on an army base in Uri.