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Despite protest fears, Ghulam Ali’s Varasi event on track

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Lucknow, April 23: Despite threats of disruptions by some Hindu fringe groups, the performance of Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali at the ‘Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh’ in Varasi was on track, the organisers said on Saturday. The ghazal singer will perform at the fabled Hanuman temple on April 26. In a communication to temple priest Vishambhar th Mishra, Ghulam Ali said he was “blessed for the kindness and benevolence of Bajrang Bali to have called him to perform at his feet once again”.

He told the priest that the kind of interl peace he found at the Sankat Mochan temple during his last performance was “unparalleled”. The organisers said the culture of Varasi was “much above petty mindset” and the performance was very much on. Some Hindu outfits like the Hindu Yuva Vahini and Shiv Se have threatened to thwart the musical event.

Shiv Se leader Ajay Chaubey has distributed posters and pamphlets in the city opposing the event as it was being led by a Pakistani.

The opposition to the event has, however, not found much support in the city. “The city belongs to the large-hearted, such petty minds are best ignored,” the organisers said. (IANS)

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