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Shiv Sena workers take to stage, disrupt Pakistani play in Gurgaon

According to the organisers of the event, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the play, Baanj, had been put up by a Pakistani group called Mass Group Foundation.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2015 10:11 am

A play staged by a Pakistani theatre group was disrupted by Shiv Sena workers on Saturday evening in Gurgaon.

According to the organisers of the event, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the play, Baanj, had been put up by a Pakistani group called Mass Group Foundation.

Nearly half-an-hour after the play started at the Leisure Valley Ground, some Sena activists at the venue started chanting slogans against Pakistan, they said.

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“Initially, we thought it was part of the play. But we soon realised that they wanted to disrupt the play when they got on the stage and uprooted a Pakistani flag placed on it. They also raised slogans against Pakistan. The organisers of the play soon brought the situation under control and removed them from the stage,” said Satyabir Singh Rohilla, public relations officer, MCG.

Terming the incident “unfortunate”, the civic body’s officials claimed that two policemen had been deployed at the venue but could not be spotted during the incident.

The Gurgaon Police, on the other hand, denied that they had been alerted by the civic body about the ‘sensitivity of the play’ and the fact that it was being performed by a Pakistani group.

According to MCG officials, the situation was soon brought under control and the nearby police station was informed about the incident. The play resumed after the brief delay and concluded without any interruptions.

“We have been coming to India since 2008 and we have performed plays in different parts of the country such as Amritsar, Kurukshetra and Rohtak. We have been to other parts of the world as well, but enjoy performing in India as we share a common culture,” said Aamir Nawaz, the director of the play.
The group is scheduled to perform at Azad Bhawan in Delhi on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Saharan said that the police had no information about the play and they had not received any complaint about the incident.

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    Jay Dinakar.
    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:39 am
    We cannot call all stanis as terrorists. It is only small percentage of potion in stan who may be terrorists. The stanis are same as Indians, but on the other side of the boundary. What Shiv Sena does , we can understand their feelings. They feel terrible to let in stanis who are killing our innocent Indian citizens and soldiers at the line of control (LOC). But it is only few soldiers who are firing indiscriminately. THIS KIND OF ANIMOSITY IS BECAUSE OF INDIREA HI'S WRONG MOVE OF SUPPORTING BANGLADESH - Congress people do not mistake me for telling the truth. This is 100% true. Indira hi is responsible for so much of animosity of stanis towards Indians. They will not forget that division of their country by India, so easily. Let us admit the truth. it will take many decades. Till then we have to pull on. The cultural relationship between the two countries will certainly help better understanding between the two countries. Likewise, increase in trade will enable two countries come closer. Sports will also aid normalization of relationship. SO INDIA SHOULD ENCOURAGE CULTURAL RELATIONSHIP, TRADE, SPORTS between the two countries and maintain constant dialogue with them. Further stan should talking of Kashmir. It is none of their business to interfere in Kashmir matter. Kashmiris feel that they can take care of themselves. stan will do well if they forget about Kashmir and take care of their people who need better istance from their Government: in health care, education, infrastructure etc. So I think what Shiv Sena does is counter-productive and UNNECESSARY NOW.
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      Lovely
      Oct 25, 2015 at 10:06 am
      Well done shiva sena!
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      1. kj kj
        Oct 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm
        HAVE NO POWER IN OTHER STATES..T ANYONE. I WOUD ASK MARATI PEOPE TO FIRST STOP HATRED TOWARDS INDIANS INN MAHARASHTRA ..THEY DONT RESPECT NON MARATHIS LIVING IN MAHARASHTRA ABUSE THEM BEAT THEM... WHY POINT FINGERS AT OTHERS...TO TALK ABOUT PATRIOTISM AND PEACE CANNOT COME FROM MARATHIS AND MAHARASHTRA BECAUSE THEY ARE RACIST TOWARDS INDIANS ... OUTSIDER AND INSIDER IN MAHARASHTRA IS BIGG.. IF U CANT BE RESPECTFUL TO FELLOW INDIANS THEN U CANT TALK ABOUT PEACE AND PATRIOTISM THATS WHY U NEVER GET VOTES EVEN IN MAHARASHTRA..DOUBLE STANDARDS
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          Swapan Chakravarthy
          Oct 25, 2015 at 5:44 am
          It is time that Pak civil society faces a backlash for the deeds to the government of the day. People who are artistes and come to present plays with the intent of earning money shall do so on a reciprocal basis. It is the same intent that PCB wanted to have a series with India and arrived to negotiate. Let them come as goodwill ambadors with no purse string attached and I am sure they will be welcome. But at the end of the day, it should be the government policy not a group called Shiv Sena or their likes; for they are neither Shiv in any form nor Sena who is capable of fighting a battle for the nation. Only a social nuisance.
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            Sanju
            Oct 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm
            India needs to isolate stan and stop exchanage of people....they come in as artists and do not go back and also send terrorists into India pretending to be artists, tourists and such. A Big NO NO> s ae as welcome as SNAKES IN YOUR BACKPACK.
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