Singer Sona Mohapatra Alleges Threat From A Sufi Group Over Her Latest Song

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Singer Sona Mohapatra has alleged that she received a threat notice from Madariya Sufi foundation to remove her music video from all platforms

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Updated On:

Singer Sona Mohapatra has alleged that she received a threat notice from Madariya Sufi foundation to remove her music video from all platforms. She tweeted about the threats to Mumbai police, In her series of tweets, the singer has also said that last time when she was threatened, she did not receive any support from the cops. However, the police were quick to respond and an investigation is underway in the case. The Singer has also submitted a letter to the Santacruz police on Monday about alleged threatening emails she has been receiving from a Sufi organisation since last few days over her latest track ‘Tori Surat’

The Madariya Sufi foundation allegedly dubbed the singer a "regular offender" and that the singer flouted the rules set by their foundation for representation of Sufi art and culture.

While speaking to Republic TV, she said,

"These religious bodies, who maybe still live in a primitice area, think that wearing a sleeveless dress and dancing to the tunes of a Sufi poetry is blasphemy. And, they have accused me under the blasphemy law. They said my dress was vulgar and offending."

Watch her full statement in the video above

Meanwhile support has been pouring for the singer as veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and singer Shibani  Kashyap have condemned the threat calls.

While Akhtar called the fringe outfit a regressive and reactionary organisation, Shibani Kashyap said,

"Sona is a warrior, the entire entertainment industry stands by her."

 

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