Music launch with Ghulam Ali cancelled in Delhi after threats from Hindutva group


Renowned ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s event in Delhi had to be cancelled following threats from the right-wing Hindu groups.

The event at Royal Plaza was scheduled to launch the music of the controversial film Ghar Wapsi, produced by former TV personality Suhaib Ilyasi.

Among the expected guests were former Samajwadi leader Amar Singh and senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.

The organiser of the event told that this development was indication to what extent even the hotel management could collude with the militant groups.

Several Hindu Sena activists, including its chief Vishnu Gupta, were detained by police  when they were on their way to allegedly disrupt a music launch event.

The activists were detained at Ashoka Road around 2 PM as they were heading towards the music launch event venue in Royal Plaza Hotel in Connaught Place, a senior police officer said.

They were put in a bus and taken to a police station in New Delhi district.

Hindu Sena chief Gupta had allegedly threatened the film’s director Suhaib Ilyasi, who lodged a complaint at Connaught Place police station yesterday, the officer added.

Earlier on Monday, Ilyasi had allegedly received threat on phone from the Hindu Sena.

He had filed a complaint with the Delhi police and said that the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Police had assured of safety for his event.

Vishnu Gupta, the chief of Hindu Sena, had alleged that the film was “anti-Hindu” and demanded its cancellation.

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