Condemnation of the protest against Pakistani Band in Mumbai

    By TCN news,

    New Delhi: Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative for Indo-Pak peace and friendship, has condemned the protest and interruptions by cadres of Shiv Sena on Tuesday press conference of Pakistani Sufi band Mekaal Hasan.

    It has been reported that a group of 50 people hailing from political party Shiv Sena had barged into the press conference of Pakistani Sufi band Mekaal Hasan held in the Mumbai Press Club on Tuesday and demanded that the musicians return immediately to their country. They were carrying placards with anti-Pakistani slogans and saffron flags.

    The Sufi rock band was scheduled to announce the first ever Indo-Pak band with members from both Pakistan and India. This initiative that would have been first of its kind was aimed to create positive interaction between the musicians of both India and Pakistan.

    “We condemn this action by Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena and other Hindu fascist groups have in the past taken similar steps to disrupt peace initiative between India and Pakistan. We want peace, not war, read a press statement by Aaghaz-e-Dosti.

    It added, “We think that there is a need to increase these cultural ventures and efforts for people-to-people communications as it will lessen miscommunications and change mindsets on both sides. They can play a big role in harnessing good relations between India and Pakistan.”