- She alleged that the foundation has asked her to remove the video
- A mail said that she was inappropriately dressed while singing Sufi songs
- "It's our constitutional right to ensure our safety," her lawyer said
"If we are not satisfied with the action taken on our complaint, we will try other remedies too. It's our constitutional right to ensure our safety and security," Henal Vakhari told ANI. According to the police complaint filed against the foundation, Om Grown (a music company) had received a mail from Sufi Sameer Madarvi in this regard alleging that the "after watching the music album Toori Surat and Lal Pari Mastani which are available on YouTube Channel, the sentiments of millions of Muslims are hurt as the singer Sona Mohapatra is alleged to have inappropriately dressed while singing Sufi songs written by Hazrat Amir Khusroo," ANI reports.
"Dear Mumbai Police. 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 your end," Sona Mohapatra had tweeted, adding that the foundation called her a 'regular offender' and that she 'insulted Islam during one of her performances on Coke Studio.
Read Sona Mohapatra's tweets here.
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 (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
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— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
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.— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
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— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
Respected @CPMumbaiPolice , I have been sent a threatening email notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation demanding that I take down a music video that has been passed by the censor board of India & I would like to forward the same to your official email id along with my response— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
The earthy incarnations of the feminine divine https://t.co/CzhoCgVkZ6)If this offends you, then please go live in your pre-historic cave. )— SONA (@sonamohapatra) May 1, 2018
Tori Surat is a part of Sona Mohapatra's latest album Lal Pari Mastani. The song was written by Ameer Khusrau.
(With inputs from ANI)