Rahat Fateh Ali Khan detained over undeclared foreign currency

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    Detention for crime is a very selective choice.. We have seen some detention threads lately, but when it comes to self, its always double speak.

    Detention at airports is not a HUGEEEEE news , it happens every now and then and has happened with Indians too , even shahrukh khan and few other ministers from India has been subjected to it in the past.

    But its convenient to open a thread about it and add some masala.. its fun.. so enjoy...
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    Please let us know any ONE instance, where Indian Government Authorities have so called "screwed" up your Artists? ... Maybe what you are referring to is the action from political parties like Shiv Sena?


    Chill. He does not face any criminal prosecution. He just needs to pay up the duties on that additional cash.
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    According to the statement of the Chairman of the CBEC, Rahat and two other persons were carrying out more than USD 100,000 in cash in their baggage without a declaration. This will invite questions under FEMA and the IT acts.
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    Is he going to claim diplomatic immunity ;) Atleast dogmatic immunity? Automatic?

    Ok seriously, whats the big deal? He was carrying so much cash, he'll be detained. If he's innocent, he can always say the money is not his :)

    Will he do that?
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    well nothing is clear now. As for pakistani artists not welcome in india is true to some extent but they were always welcomed in kashmir. Remember the response Junoon band got when it sang Azadi in kashmir. :)
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    Neother am I being ridiculous nor am I being paranoid, after all I am not an indian you see. :D

    Back to the topic and your habit of reading half the post, you should have seen that 2wice I have said that if he is guilty he should face the music. And also the reason I am not in favor of Pakistani artists going there, you should also remember what happen at bombay airport when the good old SS beat the Pakistani comedian in bright daylight in front of the police and all.
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    I was replying to the latter part of your post and don't compare SS with security agencies.

    BTW, what would you have done if it were an Indian who was arrested in Pakistan in similar conditions?
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    To only have this knowledge ?? can u confirm this with a reliable source ?? and why u people forget the Rauf lala won the Indian comedian show In which Indian comedian comes second to him ? so overall we love pakistanis artist but do not paint all indians as like a jingoistic party like shiv sena and that is the bottomline.
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    MNS & Shiv Sena Targets Pakistani Artist Shakeel
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    Thank you Third eye. I dint know that before. and i am dead sure Rahat also must not be knowing about the declaration part :)

    above all i am now amused that why he was carrying $100,000 to India.
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    what happened to Pakistani artists at the hands of Indian fanatics we all know. they banned as well from India.
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    $100,000 is not a big amount that he'd be doing some sort of big business here... Probably to save a few bucks by not going through regular remittance channels.

    Anyways, I hope he gets let off on a big fine, and there's no attempt to give him jail time by India or else they would be starting another row with Pakistan.
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    He is probably planning to move to India. 100,000 dollars should buy him a decent two bedder in Mumbai?
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    I'm glad to hear about this. All the Pakistani dogss/traitors which go to india should be treated like this by indian forces. :tup: