A young Muslim woman contestant of a singing reality show has faced social media trolling after she decided to sing a bhajan, Hindu devotional song, on a Zee TV show in Karnataka.
The trolling began after a Facebook page Mangalore Muslims posted the photo of 22-year-old Suhana Sayeed along with a long message in Kannada language. The page has more than 46,000 followers.
“You have not achieved any great feat…Your parents will not go to heaven as you have exposed yourself to other men. Stop wearing the hijab, you don’t know how to respect it,” the Facebook post said.
According to NDTV, Sayeed, who was wearing a colourful hijab, sang for 100 seconds as the reality show judges remained in their seats blindfolded.
Soon after Sayeed completed her performance, one judge said, “Your voice is really good.”
Aside from winning plenty of plaudits from the audience, Sayeed was also admired by judges for being a symbol of unity in India.
One judge said, “By singing a Hindu devotional song you’ve become the symbol of unity. Music is a medium which unites people, differences disappear.”
Sayeed has received a lot of support on Facebook.
Moin Shaeb wrote, “In Kerala Hindu girls singing Muslims’ Holy Malayalam songs and some of singers using Quran words in in the stage programme. If you want to see go to Malyalam T V channels. And watch the programme. There is no partiality in between them. Then why we are fighting each other. ISLAM is teaching respect all Religion and human being. (sic)”
Nasreen Jodha commented, “Masha Allha, Hr kamyabi pe apka nam hoga, Apke hr kdam pe duniya ka salam hoga, Mushkilo ka samna our iss koum ke bure nazaronse himat se karna, Dua hai ek din waqt bhi apka gulam hogi….. Allha tuje shukar rakhe…. kuda afis….Good Luck to u Suhana Syed Hassan. (sic)”
Raghu Kundar’s comment said, ” Brothers , if you have problems with she is competeting on SARIGAMAPA. Sania Mirja should start playing Tennis with Burkha (sic)”