Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra said the Pakistani singer is welcome to come to Delhi for holding a performance. "Sad that #GhulamAli is not being allowed in Mumbai, I invite him to come to Delhi and do the concert. Music has no boundaries. #BanTheBan (sic)," he wrote on Twitter.

Ali's concert in Mumbai was cancelled yesterday after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it, warning that no artiste from that country will be allowed to perform in the city till terror emanating from across the border is stopped.

Organisers of the event had announced the cancellation after a meeting with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. The decision was taken despite a snub to Shiv Sena by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who said adequate protection would be provided to Ali and that the concert, organised in memory of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, would be held according to schedule.

"Ghulam Ali's programme has been cancelled. Neither Ghulam Ali nor any Pakistani artiste will be performing at the October 9 event," organiser Randhir Roy had said.

A source close to Uddhav Thackeray had told reporters that the Sena president asked the organisers to refrain from having any Pakistani artiste perform at such programmes.

Reacting to the development, Ali had said the concert was not cancelled from his end. "Atmosphere is not conducive for me to perform," he had said, adding, he wants Indo-Pak ties to improve.

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