Ghulam Ali

Won't comment on political or religious matters: Shah Rukh Khan

After being heavily criticized for his comments on intolerance, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday refused to comment on Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s upcoming performance in Kolkata. The Bollywood baadshah was in town for the launch of ‘Shades of Bengal’ coffee table book by Kansai Nerolac. “Unfortunately because of the reactions I get when I answer something political or religious, I don’t think I will answer this question,”

Ghulam Ali cancels India concerts, says atmosphere not right

Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali has scrapped his upcoming shows in India, saying the situation was not conducive for music right now and he doesnt want to “get involved in any kind of politics”. The 74-year-old singers son Aamir said his father did not want to perform after what happened in Mumbai where his scheduled concert last month was cancelled after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it. He, however, said

Modi govt can’t wash its hands of Dadri lynching: Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that his government had nothing to do with the Dadri lynching and cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai concert, saying it is not appropriate for the Centre to wash its hands of by saying that it had no role to play. “I believe it is not appropriate to wash your hands by saying the new government has no role

PM Narendra Modi Says Dadri Mob Killing Sad, But What is the Centre's Role?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for the first time spoken directly on the mob killing of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri over beef rumours, calling it “really sad” but also underscoring that his government had no role in the case. “Incidents like Dadri and the protest against the Pakistani singer (Ghulam Ali) are really sad but what is the Centre’s role in them?” PM Modi has told the

Shiv Sena's 'Saamana' compares Sudheendra Kulkarni to Ajmal Kasab

After smearing paint on Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday chided him heavily in ‘Saamana’. The party also defended the six arrested attackers by terming them “rashtrabhakt” (nationalists). In a sharp edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena – an important constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre – said that Kulkarni despite being shamed roamed all around with a black face. It