Indian association asks promoters to cancel their show with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Indian association asks promoters to cancel their show with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

After Diljit Dosanjh, FWICE has asked many other Indian artists to cancel events with Pakistani nationals.
24 Sep, 2019

The Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has sent a notice to Indian promoters Karl Kalra & Nirmal Dhaliwal to cancel their show with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Upon discovering the poster for the USA and Canada based event which features the singer, FWICE stated in their notice, "We have already given our directive that no Indian artist/singer/dancer/anchor/performer and last but not least, promoter would work with [Pakistani] nationals and [Pakistani] artists in view of the current alarming situation between the two countries."

"It is therefore our humble request to both of you to immediately cancel the above shows to maintain the dignity and honour of your country. You are. India, for which you should be proud."

The poster mentioned in the notice
The poster mentioned in the notice

They added, "In case if you don't cancel the shows of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and go against the sentiments of Indians, no Indian Artist/ Singer/ dancer/ Anchor, Performer/ Promoter would ever work with you anywhere in the entire world."

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has not commented on the matter as of yet.

After Diljit Dosanjh postponed his US tour on request of FWICE, the association has been keeping an eye out on similar instances.

A few days before asking the promoters to cancel their tour with RFAK, FWICE had issued a notice to singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, and Kumar Sanu for performing at an event in USA which was organised by a Pakistani.

Said FWICE in its letter to the singers, "Having learnt that you along with your contemporaries are scheduled to perform in USA on 17 November, 2019 that is organised by a Pakistani national Moazzma Hunain, We at FWICE are requesting for your reversal step that would delink your participation from the said event."

"Needless to add here that you all are acclaimed singers of India and have garnered enormous people from this country. Guess you would reciprocate the same sentiments with your countrymen and not throw open any ground for disharmony and displeasures arising out of any adverse eventuality in the future," the letter further read.


Ahmed Sep 24, 2019 03:40pm
Very narrow minded approach - in the long run they are just making sure that most Pakistanis will also become disenchanted with any performance or work of any Indian around the world.
Thiruvengadathan S Sep 24, 2019 03:43pm
In case of family disputes children are sufferers. Like wise artist from both sides are more affected.
Raj Toronto Sep 24, 2019 04:08pm
I am of Indian origin and I am ashamed of this demand by FWICE. I most definitely will go and see Rahat perform in Toronto on October 18th. I will never stand with or for hate. I will always stand with all those who promote and practice love. Love to all my Indian and Pakistani brothers and sisters. Please do not allow these messengers of hate destroy your minds and heart. We must fight this hate together. At the end hate will destroy us. Only love will save us. Peace to all.
isha Sep 24, 2019 04:11pm
does FWICE actually realize they are asking american citizens to behave in accordance with their indian entertainment body laws. ?? this is ridiculous but also a lesson to local artists who preferred to put all their career goals in Bollywood
Anonymouseee Sep 25, 2019 02:42am
The whole world is slowly getting to know the racist mindsets of Indians.
Helloall Sep 25, 2019 07:24am
Good call.
AZAM AKBAR Sep 26, 2019 10:52pm
@Ahmed Mr. Ahmed, Without any doubt
imtiaz faruqui Sep 27, 2019 12:51am
Who ever this Indian FWICE is they are bunch of few people , who are trying to put hate among Indian and Pakistanis who live abroad in other countries and are friends and have very good relations , this hate monger FWICE is trying to break their bond . Which no Indian or Pakistani will agree on.