August 22, 2019 | 4:59 PM IST
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AICWA demands ban on Pak artists after it stalled screening of Indian films

In response to Pakistan banning the screening of Indian films on Thursday protesting the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a blanket ban on Pakistani artists, diplomats and bilateral relations with Pakistan and its people.
The letter read, “AICWA urges all the film industry, film fraternity to put a complete stop to any association with Pakistani artists, musician and diplomats. The entire film industry and cine workers have refused to resume work till there is a complete ban of Pakistani movie makers, artists and trade partner.”

AICWA President Suresh Gupta lauded the bold step taken by Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wished them luck on behalf of the entire film industry and Indians.
The statement further read, “AICWA learns that after the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A Pakistan has become vulnerable in feeding their perpetrators who were directly involved in provoking Kashmiris to create a non-cooperative movement against Indian government and policies.”
The letter was also sent to Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyan Jaishankar, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.

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