Few days ago, Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh has been asked by a cine body, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), to not perform at a show in the US that is being promoted by a Pakistani national, Rehan Siddiqi.
And now, FWICE has issued new notices to singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. The singers were supposed to perform at the show organised by Pakistani national Moazzma Hunain on November 17.
In the notice, FWICE has ‘requested’ them to refrain from being associated with any event that includes a Pakistani national and cancel the event mentioned.
FWICE sends notice to Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu
The notice reads, “Having learnt that you along with you contemporaries are scheduled to perform in the USA on November 17th, 2019 that is organised by a Pakistani national Moazzma Hunain, we at FWICE are requesting for you reversal step that would delink your participation from the said event.”
The notice adds, “Back of the tensions prevailing with our neighbours, more so after abrogation of Article 370, FWICE which holds the dignity of our country as paramountly important, has time and again informed the members of the film fraternity to abstain from associating with a Pakistani National in any platform of cultural or professional activities in Pakistan or in any part of the world.”
Now, in their notices to the three singers, FWICE appreciates Diljit’s prompt reply and the ‘course correction.’ The letter reads, “Very recently FWICE got to know that renowned singer Mr Diljit Dosanjh was to perform in an event in USA on September 12 at the invitation of Mr Rehan Siddiqi, a Pakistani National, FWICE immediately swung into the action of asking the singer to cancel his participation in the event. Mr Diljit was quick enough to respond and inform us that he is not doing the show keeping the sentiments & pride of the Nation second to none. FWICE duly appreciates his course correction immediately.”
“Needless to add here that you all are acclaimed singers of India and have garnered enormous respect from people of 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 eventually in the future,” the notice reads.