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Urdu Mushaira Outside Cannoli Cafe Really Happened

Urdu Mushaira outside Cannoli Cafe really happened on Saturday.

It all started with the restaurant owner’s mockery of its manager’s English-speaking skills and has gone a long way.

A number of fellows came out in support of the Urdu language and announced to hold a poetry session outside the cafe in Islamabad. Many thought that the announcement was just a prank but was not!

And Saturday night saw young poets in action reciting their Urdu poetry and speeches and the audience applauded the whole show.

From Saturday evening, young poets and others, mostly students, began to gather outside the eatery. 

And the happenings from the day are being shared on social media

After the video went viral, social media users criticized the owner as well as launched a campaign to boycott the hotel, which also led to a sit-in at the restaurant on Saturday.

Cafe Cannoli owners have issued an apology statement on Thursday after facing social media outrage.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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