NEW DELHI: Amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan following the attack in Kashmir, Pakistani artists are now suffering the consequences across the border.

Indian Express reported that Pakistani singers Shafqat Amanat Ali , who was set to perform in Bengaluru on September 30th, and Atif Aslam, who had a concert scheduled in Gurgaon on Oct 15th, will not be performing in India as their events have been cancelled.

“We decided to cancel the concert of Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali . We took this decision in the aftermath of Uri attacks,” Radio Mirchi Group Manager (Sales) Srinivas said.

Although the classical singer was set to perform on Friday, the decision had been passed on much earlier, citing public safety and security concerns. “The concert was cancelled on September 20th, much before the saffron parties raised the issue, demanding cancellation of the event. In fact, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad raised the issue recently, a few days back,” he said.

The militant Hindu organisation Barjrang Dal and Indian right-wing Hindu nationalist party Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) had been opposing Shafqat's concert since the Uri attack.

Similarly, organisers of Atif Aslam's concert were 'advised' by the Gurgaon administration to 'defer' the concert after member of Hindu group Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal met with Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner and asked him to cancel the event.

The letter handed to the Deputy Commissioner read: “If the event takes place, and any incident happens because of it, the district administration will be responsible”.