Priya Prakash Varrier moves Supreme Court against FIR on viral song

Published on Feb 19, 2018 19:58 PM IST

India’s new crush and teenage sensation, Priya Prakash Varrier, has moved the Supreme Court against the FIR filed against her and the director of the Malayalam film, Oru Adar Love.

In her petition filed in the Supreme Court, Varrier confirmed that FIRs against her were filed by the police in Telangana and Maharashtra. She’s requested the expeditious hearing of her petition by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

“The song describes and praises the love between the Prophet Mohammed and his first wife Khadeeja and this has been misunderstood by the complainants,” NDTV quoted her petition.

A Muslim outfit, Raza Academy, too had written to the Commissioner of Mumbai Police requesting the removal of the song from digital platform alleging that the lyrics of the song were objectionable to Muslims.

Priya’s petition said, “The song is a folk song and has been in existence for the last 40 years and cherished by the Muslim community of more than one crore in Kerala. The allegation that the song hurts sentiments of Muslims is baseless because there is no FIR in Kerala. People misunderstood the song in non-Malayalam-speaking states,” she says in the petition.”


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