46 Assam mullahs issue fatwa against singer Nahid Afrin


  • Police are investigating whether the fatwa was a reaction to Nahid recently performing songs against terrorism
  • Leaflets bearing the fatwa in Assamese and the names of the clerics were distributed across Hojai and Nagaon districts

GUWAHATI: Forty-six Muslim clerics in Assam have issued a fatwa against up-and-coming singer Nahid Afrin, who was the first runner-up in the 2015 season of a musical reality TV show, asking her to stop performing in public.

Police said they were investigating whether the fatwa was a reaction to Nahid recently performing songs against terrorism, including the Islamic State terror group. “We are looking at this angle as well,” ADG (special branch) Pallab Bhattacharyasaid.

Leaflets bearing the fatwa in Assamese and the names of the clerics were distributed across Hojai and Nagaon districts in central Assam on Tuesday. According to the fatwa, a March 25 programme at Udali Sonai Bibi College in Lanka, Assam, where Nahid, 16, is scheduled to perform is “against the Sharia”.

source:timesofindia.indiatimes.com



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