Sona Mohapatra on threats from Sufi group: If this offends you, then go live in your pre-historic cave


In the tweets, the singer informed the police about the threats she has been receiving from Madariya Sufi Foundation for her latest single “Tori Surat”. The Sufi love song was penned by Ameer Khusrau for his beloved Nizammudin Auliya. Related News
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— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018

Reacting on the incident, lyricist Javed Akhtar took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “In strongest possible words I condemn those regressive and reactionary organisations who are threatening Sona Mahapatra for making a music video of a Amir Khusrau ‘ Geet. He is not your property .”

In strongest possible words I condemn those regressive and reactionary organisations who are threatening Sona Mahapatra for making a music video of a Amir Khusrau ‘ Geet. 2) Why are women not allowed to sing inside your Dargahs like the men?” Also, she shared the song “Tori Surat” on Twitter with the caption, “The earthy incarnations of the feminine divine 🔴. Basically with everything woman & free. The picture was imprinted in my brain that there is a sea of black and here’s a force of nature who is standing up against everything, singing, dancing and saying music is not haraam. He is not your property. 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.”

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”. The track is a part of Sona’s latest project called Lal Pari Mastani. @MumbaiPolice
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) April 30, 2018
She further wrote, “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”. )
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) May 1, 2018
The Mumbai Police has reacted to Sona’s complaint. Dear @MumbaiPolice the Madariya Sufi foundation claims to work for Sufism,peace & universal brotherhood in their threatening notice to me. She said, “I am a travel addict and it was in Delhi, I was living in a guest house. There were these travellers from around the world. Thank you @MumbaiPolice for calling me & giving direction. These mullas should know that Amir Khusrau belongs to every Indian. Basically with everything woman & free. 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.”

Dear @MumbaiPolice I have received a threatening notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation to remove my music video Tori Surat from all communication mediums. — Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) May 1, 2018
In an earlier interview with indianexpress.com, Sona narrated the story behind her new project Lal Pari Mastani. 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.” Divulging more details about the notice she has received from the organisation, she continued 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. These mullas should know that Amir Khusrau belongs to every Indian. Thank you @MumbaiPolice for calling me & giving direction. Headed to the police station in my neighbourhood to sort out this matter. This episode is from some 15 years ago and since then, I have been carrying the image in my heart and mind. “Headed to the police station in my neighbourhood to sort out this matter. The first tweet which was posted on the “Ambarsariya” singer’s official Twitter handle read, “Dear @MumbaiPolice I have received a threatening notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation to remove my music video Tori Surat from all communication mediums. 2018-05-01T23:26:03+05:30″>
Updated: May 1, 2018 11:26:03 pm

Singer Sona Mohapatra’s single “Tori Surat” is a part of her latest project called Lal Pari Mastani. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd That is how Lal Pari Mastani happened.”
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Under Lal Pari Mastani project, the singer will be launching a song and a video every month until the end of the year. — 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. If this offends you, then please go live in your pre-historic cave.”

The earthy incarnations of the feminine divine 🔴http://t.co/CzhoCgVkZ6
)If this offends you, then please go live in your pre-historic cave. 🤘🏾🔴,” tweeted Sona. Then she mentioned a woman who wore all red, was a complete rebel and used to sing in Dargah. However, once the Taliban had come in and they were wiping out music, making women stay at home covered in burqas. 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
Later the singer who has songs like “Naina”, “Bedardi Raja”, “Jiya Lage Na” and others to her credit raised two questions in a Facebook post.