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Krewella, The EDM Duo From The US, Denied Visa To Perform In India Because They Have Pakistani Roots

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27/12/2016 12:06 PM IST | Updated 27/12/2016 2:53 PM IST
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Jahan Yousaf (L) and Yasmine Yousaf of the U.S. electronic dance music group Krewella perform at the 2013 Wango Tango concert at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

You may think the 'Fawad Khan' trouble between Indian and Pakistan is over, but apparently it's not. This time it's not the actor who's facing the brunt of the strained relations between the neighbouring countries, it's a music duo from the United States.

Krewella, a popular electronic dance music duo from Illinois in United States, who were to headline Sunburn Festival's 10th anniversary edition this week, have been denied a visa apparently because of their Pakistani heritage.

The duo, consisting of Pakistani-American sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf, who perform as Krewella, shared a handwritten post on social media explaining the visa snafu.

The Yousaf sisters performed twice in India in 2014. But this time they are not being allowed to. Krewella took to social media and said they're "heartbroken" by the situation.

"It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that due to our Pakistani heritage, our visas have been repeatedly denied and we will not be able to enter your country for Sunburn Festival," the message reads.

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