Clerics issue 'fatwa' against reality TV singing star Nahid Afrin
Several clerics have issued a fatwa against reality TV singing star Nahid Afrin asking her to stop performing in public. Photograph: (ANI)
Several clerics have issued a "fatwa" against reality TV singing star Nahid Afrin asking her to stop performing in public.
According to reports, the "fatwa" has been issued against her keeping in view an upcoming event which is close to a mosque and a graveyard. The clerics have announced to boycott her programme to be held in Assam on March 25. The clerics have also ordered the singer to stop performing in public.
Singer Nahid Afrin immediately hit back declaring, "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."
Afrin was the runner-up in the popular television show "Indian Idol Junior" in 2015.
Her stand against the clerics immediately set social media on fire with several people hailing her decision.
After getting fatwa from 46 mullahs in Assam,16 yrs old Nahid Afrin said she'll never bow down and will never leave singing. Bravo girl!— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) March 15, 2017