New Delhi: The All Indian Cine Workers Association wrote a letter to the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, asking for Pakistani artists to be deported and their visas to be cancelled following the Pulwama terror attack. The Association had earlier announced a blanket ban on Pakistani actors and artistes working in the Indian film industry following the attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 40 CRPF jawans dead.
In the letter, AICWA stated that they stand united, AICWA wrote that the attack was a "cowardly, shameful and most disgraceful act of Pakistan." "There is an end point now to stop Pakistanis to earn commercial remuneration Indians by injuncting them from performing in our Nation. Our brave hearts have lost their lives for us and should we get all the entertainment of performance by artist of Pakistan in our Nation? Absolutely no. It must end now," the letter stated.
Many Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar extended financial assistance to the martyrs' families.