Brave Singer Nahid Afrin Not Afraid of Fatwa
Brave singer Nahid Afrin not afraid of fatwa and vows to sing till her last breath. The young singer has received threats and a ‘fatwa’ was issued on her by Islamic clerics, who claim that a girl performing on stage is against the ‘Sharia laws’.
Afrin revealed that, “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 was the runner up in the popular television show Indian Idol Junior in 2015. she became popular in Assam after winning the show and was shocked to hear about the ‘fatwa’ issued on her.
She recently debuted in Bollywood with 2016 Sonakshi Sinha starrer Akira. She has also stated, “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.”
Several people and organisations have assured Afrin of their support and have stated that they would provide security to her.
“Freedom of artists are essence of democracy. Spoke to Nahid and reiterated our government’s commitment to provide safety and security to artists,” said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Many leaflets had been distributed in and around Udali area near Hojai in central Assam by the clerics organisation, asking the singer not to perform in a function scheduled for March 25.