13, Oct 2015
Ahmedabad, Oct 12, 2015, (PTI):
After forcing cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concerts in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena compelled organisers to abandon a show by an Indo-Pak sufi rock band here last night.
Eleven Shiv Sena activists, who staged a protest outside the venue, were arrested for defying police orders and later released on bail, police said today.
The live concert of ‘Mekaal Hasan Band’ was to be held at the premises of C N Vidyalay in Ambawadi area. Indian singer Sharmistha Chatterjee is part of the band led by famous Pakistani guitarist Mekaal Hasan.
However, before the concert could start, 11 Sena activists, led by local party leader Ashok Sharma, assembled outside the venue and started shouting slogans against the Pakistani artistes.