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[Latest news: Pak singer Ghulam Ali cancels Mumbai ghazal concert over Shiv Sena protest]

Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that Pakistani ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali's upcoming concert in Mumbai should be cancelled, said TV reports.

The musical performance is scheduled to take place on Friday, 9 October, at Shanmukhanand Hall in Matunga, Mumbai.

Sena reportedly said that they cannot have cultural ties with Pakistan as the latter is violating ceasefire agreements continuously and killing Indian jawans.

"We are against any form of cultural association with Pakistan. We cannot have ties with a country that kills our soldiers. They are against us why should we let their singers perform here," Akshay Badrapurkar, general secretary of Shiv Sena's umbrella organisation Chitrapat Sena, told Mid-Day.

Badrapurkar also warned the organisers to cancel the music concert.

"Today we are requesting them (organisers) to cancel the program if the don't then we will be forced to protest in our style," he added.

In April, the Sena had forced cancellation of Pune concert by another Pakistani singer Atif Aslam in Hardaspur.

In 2014, a performance by the Sufi rock concert band Meekal Hasan at the Mumbai Press Club was also disrupted by Shiv Sena, said earlier reports.

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