AAP ‘army’ to guard Ali’s concert venue

The party said it will deploy its ‘army of workers’, if situation demands, to ensure that Pakistani ghazal singer’s concert goes well.

October 16, 2015 12:24 am | Updated November 16, 2021 03:54 pm IST - New Delhi:

A file photo of Ghulam Ali.

A file photo of Ghulam Ali.

After the Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert in Delhi, scheduled for November 8, Aam Admi Party (AAP) leaders said they will personally guard the venue and keep ‘nuisance’ at bay.

The party said it will deploy its ‘army of workers’, if situation demands, to ensure that Pakistani ghazal singer’s concert goes well.

Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said the government will go ahead with the concert and is unaffected by the Shiv Sena’s threat. “On November 8, Delhi will host Ghulam Ali Saab. Tum Nafrat phelate raho, hum bhaichara badhate rahenge. Tum kaante bote raho, hum phool ugaate rahenge ,” he tweeted. (You keep spreading hatred and we will kill it through love and peace)

Party leader Sanjay Singh said it is the Delhi Police’s responsibility to ensure law and order in the city and that the show goes off smoothly. After forcing the organisers to cancel the much-awaited Ghulam Ali concert in Mumbai and Pune early this month, a defiant Shiv Sena said the party will not let the Pakistani ghazal maestro perform in the Capital.

The announcement came a day after the Delhi Tourism Minister told The Hindu that the veteran ghazal sensation would perform in Delhi on November 8.

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