After the Government Of India revoked Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, in a series of decisions taken by Pakistan which includes stopping bilateral talks, shutting part of air space for Indian flights, the country has also now banned Indian films from its cinema halls. Now, The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a complete ban on Pakistani artists, diplomats and bilateral relations with Pakistan and its people.
"AICWA urges all the film industry, film fraternity to put a complete stop to any association with Pakistani artistes, musicians and diplomats. AICWA is demanding a strict 'say no to Pakistan' for trade and bilateral relations. Entire film industry and cine workers have refused to work till there is no complete ban of Pakistani makers, Artists & Trade partners," the letter read. ANI shared the letter on social media.
After Pakistan banned the screening of Indian films, All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) wrote to PM Modi demanding a ban on Pakistani artists, diplomats & bilateral relations with Pakistan and its people. pic.twitter.com/pKSO1tiVUC— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan announced the banning of Indian films from its cinemas across the nation. Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Information and Broadcasting, claimed this action was in retaliation to India's abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and allowed it to have a separate Constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration.
Apart from demanding complete ban on Pakistani artistes, AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta praised Modi for his "bold decision" of scrapping Article 370.
"AICWA learns that after scrapping Article 370 and 35 A Pakistan have become vulnerable in feeding their perpetrators who were directly involved in provoking Kashmiris to create a non-cooperative movement against the Indian government.
"AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta praised
Honourable Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and Honourable Prime Minister Narendra
Modi for their bold decision and wish them luck on behalf of the entire film
industry and 1.3 billion Indians," the letter added.
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