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Bollywood celebrities condemn threats to Indian idol singer Nahid Afrin

Last Modified Saturday, 18 March 2017 (12:58 IST)
Mumbai: Celebrities from the world of Bollywood have condemned the threats to Indian idol after some Islamic clerics in Assam issued a ‘fatwa’ against her.Bollwood actors Vivek Oberoi, Swara Bhaskar, and and singer came to the support of the singer.

Supporting the singer, music director Vishal Dadlani said,' Anyone who tells a musician not to make music, doesn’t understand anything about spirituality.Shame on the people threatening #NahidAfrin.” 'Just spoke with Nahid Afrin and her parents.They are standing strong.Told her that we all stand with her.

She will not give up on music,' he said in tweet.Condemning the threats to Nahid, actor Paresh Rawal said,'Once again a shout out for award wapsi moron and jokers to take stand for Nahid Afrin!” Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also came out in her support.'Just curious to know from the clerics who issued fatwa against Nahid Afrin and Suhana, does the word ‘music’ exist in the Holy Quran?,'he said.Meanwhile, talking to reporters , Nahid said she is not afraid and would not stop singing or performing till her death.“I was broken completely after hearing about the ‘fatwa’.

But I am not going to stop singing.I have received hundreds of calls and messages from the people of Assam and different organisations supporting me,”she said.“Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to me and told me not to be afraid.He also assured me of security during the scheduled programme at Udali on March 25.

I am a singer and music is my life.I don’t think I can survive without music.Allah has blessed me with this voice for singing, and I’ll die if I am not allowed to sing,”Nahid said.Several organisations and individuals in Assam have come out to support the young singer and against the ‘fatwa’ issued against the singer and said that people of Assam will give security to her.Over 40 clerics from Muslim organisations issued the ‘fatwa’ against Afrin, banning her from performing on stage, saying that the performance by a girl on stage was against the “Sharia laws”.

The clerics organisation had also distributed some leaflets in and around Udali area near Hojai in central Assam, asking the singer not to perform in a function scheduled for March 25. (UNI)
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