Kashmir event ‘banned’ at Calcutta Club

Srinagar: An event titled “The saga of Balochistan and Kashmir” has been denied permission by the reputed Calcutta Club due to alleged pressure from the West Bengal state administration and the Kolkata Police, reports said on Thursday.
The event which was scheduled for January 7 evening at the Calcutta Club was scrapped at the last moment by the club authorities citing “unavoidable circumstances” and stating that being a private social club they would like to ensure “cordial atmosphere” at the institution.
As per reports the organisers of the event, the club authorities were pressurised by the Kolkata Police to deny permission to the event as it involves speakers who are known for their “anti-Pakistan” rhetoric.
Speakers like Pakistani-Canadian author Dr. Tarek Fatah, Kashmir activist Sushil Pandit, retired army officer Major General GD Bakshi and Baloch activist Brahamdagh Bugti were supposed to take part in the event.

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