All Indian Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani artists

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Mumbai: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, the All India Cinema Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday officially announced a total ban on Pakistan actors and artists working in the film industry.

In a press note, the AICWA condemned the attack stating that any organisation insisting on recruiting Pakistani artists will be banned, and strict action will be initiated against it.

Earlier, T-Series reportedly unlisted Atif Aslam’s single ‘Baarishein’ from their YouTube channel following the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s warning. The label also removed a new single from Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, another famed Pakistani musician.

The film association made the announcement, in a letter, conveying their condolences and adding, ‘Nation comes first, we stand with our nation’.

Notably, on February 14, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack on CRPF convoy in J&K’s Pulwama by Pakistan-based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad.

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