Nearly three weeks after the terrorist attack in Uri’s Army Camp, Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali has come forward and condemned these attack.
Ali made these comments during a TV interview on October 5, and thus became the first Pakistani artist to go on record to condemn these attacks.
“I condemned the Uri terror attack, however, I don’t know about others… They may not have condemned the Uri terror attack because of threat later.”
Uri terror attacks on September 18 had left 19 Indian soldiers dead and since these attacks, there has been an ongoing debate between India and Pakistan which has only escalated over the weeks.
When Ali was asked about other Pakistani artists and why were maintaining silence over the issue, he said that it might be due to fear of getting threats.
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Though he was quick to add that despite their silence, he knew that every “Pakistani artistes’ stand on terror” was same as his.
Ali was scheduled to hold a concert in Bengaluru on September 30, but it was called off by the organisers soon after Uri attacks in the wake of heightened tensions the two countries.