Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has supported the ban of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai. In a series of shocking tweets, Abhijeet has said the ‘nation and patriotism’ took priority over music and branded the ghazal maestro as a ‘dengue artist’.

This is what Abhijeet tweeted:

The singer’s remarks have not only sent shockwaves but was fully backed and welcomed by Shiv Sena.

However, many Indian artists like actor Shabana Azmi, designer Wendell Rodricks and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt have expressed their displeasure towards the maestro’s ban saying that music knows no boundaries.