Reality TV show singer Nahid Afreen’s name has been mentioned in a fatwa issued by forty-six clerics in Assam. Leaflets of the fatwa were distributed across Hojai and Nagaon districts of Assam.
Scroll reported that the fatwa was issued in connection with an upcoming show which is slated to be held at Udali Sonai Bibi College in Lanka on March 25. However, a number of clerics in Assam are enraged with Afreen for reasons related to anti-Sharia activities, some reports said.
Taking cognizance of the development, police have assured Nahid’s family that adequate security will be provided during the event. The organisers of the show have also stated that the event will not be cancelled.
Was shocked & broken from inside at first, but many Muslim singers gave me inspiration to not quit music, will never do so: Nahid Afreen pic.twitter.com/6RAmbs38dp
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 15, 2017
Afreen, who is 16-years-old and a class 10 student, said that she was shocked when she heard the news. “But many Muslim singers gave me inspiration to not quit music, will never do so,” she told ANI.
In the fatwa, it is mentioned that “if anti-Sharia acts like musical nights are held on grounds surrounded by masjids, idgahs, madrasas and graveyards, our future generations will attract the wrath of Allah.”