Art Work of Pakistani Artists Vandalised in India

“Racism is man’s greatest threat to man- the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason”.
Its the weakest link which is always exploited and that what happened in India in reaction to the current situation between both the countries at line of control. Due to several firing incidents between Pakistan and India there lies tension between both the countries. But Indians always have proved themselves cowards as they have attacked an art gallery at Ahmedabad and destroyed the work of Pakistani artists which makes no sense.

It has been reported that on 17th August art became the victim of racism and tensions between two countries as  the members of Vishva Parishad had attacked the gallery in which art work of 17 Pakistani artists was kept. The attackers vandalized all the work of the artists as a protest against current situation at line of control. The exhibition was organized by International Creative art center of Mumbai.

The names of Pakistani artists whose work has been destroyed are Wahab Jaffer, Sana Arjuman, R.M Naeem, Mansoor Rahi , Omar Farid , Mutaib Shah, Mudassar manzoor, Masood A. Khan, Mahghees Riaz, Mussarat Naheed Imam, Irfan Fula Dahri , Hajra Mansoor, Arjumand Faisal, Aqeel Salongi , Akram Spual, Abrar Ahmad, Abid Hassan.

Arjumand Faisal while talking to a newspaper said that he received call from the Racindra Marya of  International Creative Art Centre that 25 men broke in to the gallery and destroyed all our work and after that his phone went off. Such incidents have been tradition of India every time some tension occurs at line of control and such incidents are highly condemnable. Several Pakistani artists working in India have been threatened as well and so far no action has been seen from Indian Government in this respect. Recently new film of Veena Malik released and people going to watch that movie have been threatened of life. When the director of the movie was asked about the matter he said that art and movies should be kept away from racism.

Faisal Sardar

Faisal Sardar is an Electronics Engineer at Colony Mills limited, Multan. He is also co-founder of this project.

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