Invitation by a Pakistani: Diljit Dosanjh Postpones Concert

Diljit Dosanjh has announced he will postpone a concert in Houston scheduled for next weekend after a controversy erupted over the alleged organiser, a Pakistani man. The 35-year-old singer is currently on a concert tour of USA and posted a statement after a film body asked the Ministry of External Affairs to cancel his visa.

Diljit said in his statement that he had ‘just become aware’ of the film body’s letter and that his contract for the concert tour is with an agency called Shri Balaji Entertainment. “I have decided to postpone my Houston show at this time. I love my country and will always stand for the greater interest of the nation. India always,” Diljit Dosanjh said. Read his statement here:

Earlier this week, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees or FWICE wrote a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs saying Diljit Dosanjh would be performing at the invitation of Pakistani national Rehan Siddiqi and would ‘set a wrong precedent in view of the current alarming situation between the two countries.’

The letter asked that the singer’s US visa be cancelled and read “Diljit Dosanjh is a thorough gentleman and a superb singer/actor but he has been allured by the Pak National, Mr Rehan Siddiqi… It is therefore our humble request to you to cancel the visa of Mr Diljit Dosanjh and his troupe or the application for visa not be granted to restrain their performance in America as it will be labelled anti-national.”

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