Singer Sona Mohapatra threatened by Sufi group

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Bollywood singer from Odisha Sona Mohapatra has allegedly been threatened by a Sufi group over her new music video, Tori Surat’ alleging vulgar version in the song. She received a threat mail from the Sufi group.

Through her twitter account, she informed the Mumbai police that she received a threat mail from the Madariya Sufi Foundation.

The singer added that the Sufi group has asked her to take down her video from all media platforms since it doesn’t conform with their norms of a “Sufi song”.

“Dear @MumbaiPolice I have received a threatening notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation to remove my music video Tori Surat from all communication mediums. They claim that the video is vulgar,will flare communal tensions.I need to know whom to write in my response to at ur end,” Sona tweeted.

Divulging more details about the notice that she has received from the organisation, she said in another tweet, “The Sufi Madariya foundation has also called me a ‘regular offender’ & says that they find another five-year-old video of me singing a Sufiana Kalam Piya Se Naina on Coke Studio insulting Islam because I’m ‘dressed exposing my body’ & playing westernised music. @MumbaiPolice. (sic)”

She went on to write, “The Madariya foundation along with the agreement of the Nizamuddin Dargah have an issue with the description of my Tori Surat music video, “earthy incarnations of the feminine Divine” & with “a sleeveless dress and body exposing dancers”. Basically with everything woman & free. Dear @MumbaiPolice the Madariya Sufi foundation claims to work for Sufism, peace & universal brotherhood in their threatening notice to me. I ask you & #India ,what about the ‘sisterhood’? Why is it that in this day & age the women expected to cover up, not sing or dance in public. (sic)”

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