Surgical Strike 2.0: Cine workers association writes to PM Modi demanding a total shut down on Visa for Pakistani artists


On Tuesday morning, India woke up to the news of Indian Air Force (IAF) crossing the Line of Control (LoC) with their fighter jets and returned after dropping a payload near Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of Pakistan. Reportedly, the IAF returned in haste after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled its war planes.

The incident was carried out in the aftermath of Pulwama Terror attacks, which killed more than 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. Post that, a ban on Pakistani film artists was executed and now after Surgical Strikes 2.0, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a total shut down on Visa for Pakistani artists. In the letter dated February 26, the Cine workers association stated, "We AICWA on behalf of entire film and media fraternity would demand complete shut down on issuing any Visa to Pakistani actors, Film Association and Media Fraternity," as reported by a leading news agency.

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Further expressing solidarity with the government, the Association said, "We have to ensure that Government of India takes concrete actions and ensure that strict restrictions are imposed on such terrorist funding nations like Pakistan, the entire nation of 1.3 billion is with you in fighting with this terror sponsor perpetrators of Pakistan."

Meanwhile, several Bollywood celebrities like Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Suniel Shetty took to social media to salute the pilots.