MNS threat to artists: Brinda Karat calls it ‘pseudo nationalism’

This is not the first time Pakistan-based artists have been threatened by Mumbai’s political parties.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:30 pm
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Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday condemned the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) threat to film makers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt for working with Pakistani artists and dubbed it as their brand of ‘pseudo nationalism’.

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“For them to attack soft targets like this (Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt) is pseudo nationalism; in fact, no nationalism at all, as it does not help the Indian cause,” Karat told ANI.

“Anyone with any sense would condemn it because art and culture unites people. It helps to take the message of unity, brotherhood and fraternity across,” she said, adding, “This is not in the interest of India. it shows the rest of the world the level of politics in India.”

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MNS’s film wing yesterday threatened film makers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt with ‘a befitting response’ if they work with or release films featuring Pakistani artists.

The film workers association of the Raj Thackeray-led party had recently set a 48-hour deadline for all Pakistani artists working in India to leave the country in the wake of the Uri attack.

This is not the first time Pakistan-based artists have been threatened by Mumbai’s political parties.

Earlier, the Shiv Sena had told ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to cancel his performance in Mumbai. It had also opposed the hosting of a cricket match in the city between India and Pakistan during the T20 World Cup.

It also threatened to obstruct promotions of Pakistani actors Fawad Khan’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Mahira Khan’s ‘Raees’.

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    Shresth Kapoor
    Oct 11, 2016 at 3:54 pm
    CPI and CPI(M) are jihadi and chinese agent .
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      barathiselva
      Oct 11, 2016 at 5:18 am
      Brinda Karat is right ! Let MNS help and educate Indians contribute more to India's growth and development rather than exhibiting such "pseudo nationalism".
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        ARUN DASS
        Oct 11, 2016 at 8:18 am
        So called secular individuals and Parties ,please observe carefully the minds of the Indians,everybody is satisfied with the performance of BJP , may be Railway ,or defence or foreign relationswith stan or china or bangladesh....or may be SCAM or Looting (zero scam and zero lootings ) . next time all these so called secular parties / scamsters will leave india......
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          Indian
          Oct 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm
          Pseudo communists. All rich and living luxurious life lecturing others about being communists. Bourgeois elites.
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            Lovely
            Oct 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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              Lovely
              Oct 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm
              For one reason or other this CPM likes s very much and also their Guru China who are waging war on India.
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                kaamAdmi
                Oct 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                Isi agents in India lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Arundhati Roy, Barkha Dut, Om puri,Shtrughan, Rahul hi Sonia hi Mulayam Singh Laluprasad Yadav Sharad Pawar Jayalalita Vrinda karat Prakash karat Chidambaram Kapil Sibbal Salman khurshid Arwind Kejriwal
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                  kaamAdmi
                  Oct 11, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                  Parinda Karat go to Bakistan
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                    Chandra Sekaran VT
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 5:30 am
                    What else can we expect from this psuedo secularist,anti indian,anti hindu,valueless NDTV supporter,who will always support pro elements with in india,support s,even after becoming a irrelevant party with no support from the people of india.But these people will never stop giving advises ,however foolish and irrelevant it is because they are irrelevant,and ofcourse roguish.As Dr.Swamy pointed out once, these people's wealth must be investigated upto russia
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                      Krishna
                      Oct 11, 2016 at 6:31 am
                      In war against terrorism even soft power should be targeted.To achieve final goal any means could be used. But MNS should not take law into its hands and agitation against pak artists and their supporters should be non-violent.
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                        BBM
                        Oct 11, 2016 at 4:49 am
                        pseudo nationalism is better than being a anti national,i ve seen your teachings to jnu how openly you provoke students to work against india.
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                          M Kumar
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 4:34 am
                          WHEN INDIAN TALENT IN NO WAY INFERIOR THAN S - AND IS READILY AVAILABLE IN INDIA- THERE IS NO NEED TO BE IN LOVE IN S. lt;br/gt;THESE PAK LOVERS ARE BEING HATED BY GENERAL PUBLIC. MY FAMILY HAS DECIDED WE WILL NOT SEE ANY MOVIE HAVING S.
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                            SonaliRanade
                            Oct 11, 2016 at 10:03 am
                            Brinda you Beauty...!!! You are amaizing....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;19 Soilders DIED....But you Care ??? Nooolt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;YOU and your Husband BOTH should Quit India...Please Save Us...!!!
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                              SonaliRanade
                              Oct 11, 2016 at 10:46 am
                              YOU Forgot the QUEEN...Big Butt..The Barkha Dutt...!!!
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                                paresh
                                Oct 11, 2016 at 8:57 am
                                brinda is totally hypocrite..
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                                  History
                                  Oct 11, 2016 at 8:35 am
                                  Foreign ideology leaning indian agent in action. Always against the country, culture and heritage .....
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                                    Pradip Khajanchi
                                    Oct 11, 2016 at 8:07 am
                                    Brindaji should also consider stan action against media, only Indian media is blocked in stan, not even taken to LOC is reporting a crime in stan?lt;br/gt;MNC or stan government your's valuable comment should not miss China supporting Masood Azhar pls.
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                                      rajendra bansal
                                      Oct 11, 2016 at 8:45 am
                                      The last vestige of the 'big bindi brigade'... goes to every left dharna or procession after spending hours in hair-cut saloons and beauty-parlour... they have ditched the working cl, factory workers and contract labourers... bloody commies have blood dripping from their hands...
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                                        ram
                                        Oct 11, 2016 at 5:16 am
                                        In this grave situation of Taliban training 1000's of children to be suicide bombers, we have to be rational to protect the citizens - and not spread the message of love by being intellectual.lt;br/gt;See below:lt;br/gt;obaid_chinoy_inside_a_school_for_suicide_bombers?language=en
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                                          Sam
                                          Oct 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm
                                          Infact by threatening, alledging mudslinging, someone who did not break the law, you are doing nothing but insult your country's law and order. shaming your country and ridiculing its laws is considered anti-national.
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                                            Sam
                                            Oct 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                                            is it Against the "law of the land" to hire them? If not, those who are raising uproar needs to just shut up.
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