Famous Indian record label and one of the YouTube channels with the maximum followers, T-Series, has taken down Atif Aslam and Ratah Fateh Ali Khan songs.
The decision came following Pulwama attack, after a leader of Shiv Sena, an extremist Hindu organization, threatened Indian music companies to stop working and promoting Pakistani artists. T-Series came out as the first one to react and took down all the songs by Pakistani artists including Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
This is not the first time that Pakistani artists have faced a boycott in India. In 2016, Raj Thackeray gave a 48 hours-deadline to Pakistani artists to leave India.
Following the recent Pulwama attack, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar also cancelled their visit to Karachi. Today, Ajay Devgan also announced on his twitter that he and his team has decided not to release Total Dhamaal in Pakistan.
The recent reaction of banning Pakistani artists is not much loved by Pakistani Bollywood fans. Specially after the ban by T-Series, a number of people took to their social media account to share their views and reactions.
Some of them even asked their friends and followers to unsubscribe T-Series and follow Pewdiepie instead.
Unsub T-series and subscribe pewdiepie if you love Pakistan. https://t.co/mRufTVlSj5— R. (@AjeebBaatHay) February 17, 2019
time to resubscribe to pewdiepie— t (@taiiiba) February 18, 2019
Attention all Pakistanis. In order to protest against India, stop T-Series from taking over youtube. Unsubscribe from T-Series and Subscribe to Pewdiepie. Please make it fast. Spread the word. #Pakistan #PakistanZindabad #SubscribeToPewdipie— Syed Usama Rehman (@usamajr9) February 17, 2019
We really hope that things get better between the two neighbors as fighting is not going to be helpful for anyone. Also, people on the other side of border need to realize that art must not be politicized.
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