Comedian Raju Srivastav cancels Pakistan show post Uri attack

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The recent Uri attack by Pakistan-supported Muslim terrorists is impacting arts across border. Popular comedian Raju Srivastav has cancelled his show in Pakistan. He says after looking at the pain of families of the soldiers who died in the attack, he won’t be able to perform there. In a video, which went viral on Twitter on Saturday, Raju can be seen refusing to travel to Pakistan to “entertain those who murder our soldiers”.

“I have been invited to a comedy show in Pakistan. But every day, we can see at border how war is happening and our soldiers are being killed,” Raju said in the video.

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“The soldiers who have died — I have seen their families suffering. Pakistan always betrays us while we always send the message of friendship, but they are not getting anything from our friendship,” he added. The terror attack, which took place on September 18, left 18 Indian soldiers dead at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

Raju further said: “The situation that we are facing right now… I don’t think I can go to Pakistan to entertain those who murdered our soldiers. I can’t do comedy from inside. I don’t want to go to Pakistan. Our India is very good.

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“Here, we have respect, love and humanity for each and everyone. We are happy here. I will not go to Pakistan to do the show.”

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday also gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani film and TV artistes to quit India or face consequences.