Why should India boycott Pakistani Artists?

I know I will face a lot of criticism for this but this is the only way that I can protests against the recent killings in Uri. Some part of it sounds illogical to me as well but maybe it’s an emotional downpour because of the recent incidents and the agonising memories.

Just a sane (or maybe emotional) argument on why should we boycott Pakistani artists?

I completely agree that the current fight is between the Govt. of India and Govt. of Pakistan. Sending back artists from their nation will be a sign that we are not ready to deal with a terrorist state at any level. India is waging war against terrorism and not Pakistan. No one is trying to hate the Pakistani artists here. You have to understand the fact that it’s us who are bearing the consequences of terrorism. I don’t want Pakistani actors to condemn the attack, honestly it won’t make any difference and if they condemn the attack then they might get a lot of hate from a small but dangerous section of Pakistan. The whole point is that International ties between India and Pakistan have touched a new low, we have to understand that talks on peace should not be backed by guns under the table.

The biggest example of Pakistan supporting terrorism is Hafiz Saeed. He is a terrorist declared by United Nations and has also a bounty of $10 million[ref]http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-announces-10-million-award-for-hafiz-saeed-bounty-will-pressure-pakistan-for-action-says-chidamba-474823[/ref]. India considers him one of the most wanted terrorists, he is also responsible for 2008 Mumbai attacks but this guy roams freely in Pakistan and hosts rallies and openly threatened India for more strikes. Mind you, he not only has support of Pak gov but pak people too, thousands of people attend his rallies and follow his ideologies[ref]http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/obama-administration-taken-aback-by-pakistan-permitting-hafiz-saeeds-anti-india-rally-2930213/[/ref]

As for the evidence of Pakistan’s State sponsored terrorism, here’s a research done by an Independent organisation : http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1444&context=jss

Boycotting Pakistani goods or actors is one of the ways in which we as citizens could build up pressure on their government, please note that I am not asking for violence here. We as citizens can’t go and fight at the border to protect our interests but we can support our government which is trying to corner a state that supports terrorism openly. Please remember, when the next Mumbai happens then it’s us who will suffer. 🙂

We should show a strong and united front on this issue. PS. no grudges against any actors or Pakistani people. But I value the lives of my countrymen and I don’t want another Mumbai to happen.