Raza Academy writes to Mumbai Police commissioner, wants Priya Prakash Varrier’s song blocked

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Raza Academy, a Mumbai based Muslim organisation, has written to Mumbai Police asking actions against the makers of viral Malayalam song featuring new teenage sensation Priya Prakash Varrier.

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In its letter to Dattaray Padsalgikar, the secretary general of Raza Academy, M Saeed Noori, said that the lyrics of the song were ‘objectionable’ since they mentioned the ‘name of Islam’s Holy Prophet and His wife, due to which discontent among the Muslim Community is rising.’

The letter added, “We call upon your goodself to immediately issue orders to the concerned departments to act promptly on the complaint and to also take measuresto block the videos and to stop any such activities in future which may vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the country.”

Janta Ka Reporter tried to speak the the officials of Raza Academy to know which part of the song had caused upset to community, as claimed by them. However, our repeated attempts to seek their response were futile.

Mumbai Police Commissioner too was unavailable for comments.

This came after a group of Muslims in Hyderabad had registered a police complaint against the lyrics of the song. Mohd Abdul Bari, ACP Falaknuma, had said that police will take the opinion of Islamic scholars before proceeding ahead with the case.

“We will get the song translated from Malyalam to Urdu and then to English from language experts to understand if there is anything objectionable,” he was quoted as saying.

The song has become incredibly popular on internet with millions of views on YouTube in just few days. Priya’s popularity too has soared with more than one million followers being added to personal Instagram page.

 

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