Several netizens have latched on to #ISIAgentRehanSiddiqi on Twitter to express their displeasure and anger over an invite, reportedly received by Mika Singh to perform at a concert in Houston. The organiser Rehan Siddiqi is believed to be an ISI agent. The singer has already gotten in trouble for performing at an event in Pakistan earlier this month.
As #ISIAgentRehanSiddiqi trends on social media, several Twitter called for the boycotting of Jai Singh. Reports state that Rehan Siddiqi, who is allegedly an agent of the ISI, invited singer Mika Singh to perform at an event in Houston, Texas August 28. The invitation was reportedly passed on to the singer by Jai Singh, who, social media users allege, is a wanted criminal.
Friends Rehan Siddiqi a friend of Jai Singh (wanted criminal in India) has just invited Mika Singh for an event in Houston and guess what Mika cant deny him.. #ISIAgentRehanSiddiqi @ivivekbansal @Seemahkachru Boycott Jai Singh pic.twitter.com/2X1mqkQ0N3— शिवन्या मिश्रा 💯🔙🔙🔙🔙 (@Official_shivi_) August 21, 2019
Moreover, reports state that Salman Khan would also perform at the event in Houston. Given the current developments, however, and the existing row following Mika Singh’s performance with his troupe at a wedding of a billionaire's daughter apparently close to former President General Pervez Musharaff, it seems unlikely, but one cannot say for sure.
His performance in Karachi had caused a furore, amid strained ties between Pakistan and India.
Members of the Bollywood film fraternity have asked Mika Singh to apologise so that the ban on playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country imposed by Federation Of Western India Cine Employees' (FWICE) on him could be lifted.
Several members of the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) also took to the streets to protest outside singer Mika Singh's residence on Monday.
The decision of All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) banning & boycotting singer Mika Singh was gud ! As once again Mika to perform for the Karachi based Pakistani promoter Rehan Siddiqi#ISIAgentRehanSiddiqi @AchaleshAmar @ArunMundra123 Boycott Jai Singh pic.twitter.com/Ot3QihL428— Piya ❤️ . (@piya_kohli) August 21, 2019
India’s move to abrogate Article 370 of its Constitution and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories drew a sharp reaction from Pakistan.
Pakistan also downgraded its diplomatic ties and snapped trade relations besides suspending the Samjhauta Express services between the two countries.
Mika reportedly performed on August 8, Thursday, at the ceremony and his presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media.
Opposition leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Syed Khursheed Shah said the government must find out who gave security clearance and visas to the Indian singer and his 14-member troupe to visit Pakistan at a time when the country had suspended diplomatic and trade relations with India.
"This is a time when there is a ban on Indian films, dramas, shows, and Pakistan has made its views clear to the Indian government. Even if visas were issued early on they should have been cancelled," Shah said.
The Daily Jang newspaper reported that Mika arrived in Karachi with his troupe to perform at the wedding ceremony of an influential billionaire's daughter who is said to be close to former President General Pervez Musharraf.
The newspaper reported that apparently the groom was a big fan of Mika and wanted to see a live performance and to grant his wish the in-laws used their top-level connections to procure high-level security clearance and visas for the Indian band.
Mika apparently charged $150,000 for his performance.
Last Updated 8:08 PM IST