Agartala: In remarks that could stoke another controversy involving him, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday targeted Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who is in Kolkata for a concert, saying no people on earth have suffered at Pakistan’s hands as much as Bengali Hindus.
“Paki singer GhulamAli in Kolkata. No ppl on earth hv sufferd at Paki hands as mch as Bengali Hindus. Bengalis forget, said Haraprasad Shastri(a noted Bengali linguist),” Roy tweeted (sic).
“On February 12, 1950 all trains crossing the Meghna Bridge at Ashugonj (now Bangladesh) wr stopped, all Hindus stabbed and thrown into river,” Roy said in another tweet.
Organised by the West Bengal Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, the noted singer performed at the inaugural function of a trade fair.
Meanwhile, ghazal singer Ghulam Ali will be performing in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode under tight security cover.
In the wake of the Shiv Sena raising a protest against the performance, the police are preparing an elaborate security plan for him. The invitee organisers of the event, Swaralaya, will also be tighly screening the invitees for the events.