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Art gives no Space to Extremism
25.10.16 - Adv. Masood Peshimam

The hotheads in Pakistan have never tolerated the flourish of the talents in music, acting, literature or any other creative endeavour more so if it is close to liberal moorings.  The mighty hotheads in Pakistan have many a time roughed up the artists of their own country and there is no end to turmoil which sometimes lead to assault.  The fatal assault over the noted Pakistani Qawwal was a case in point.  The reason of the fatal assault was an outcome of the exasperation with the ideological deviation from the religious philosophy of the attackers though his father Gulam Farid Sabri a legend in the art of Qawwali for the number "Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Mohammad” had earned an enormous laurel captivating the hearts of the people.  Such crimes are in furtherance of the bigoted and extremist ideology bereft of any logic and rationale.  It’s a different matter if ...
  



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