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Assam CM backs Nahid Afrin, calls fatwa 'unacceptable'

ANI  |  Guwahati (Assam) [India] 

Extending support towards reality singer Nahid Afrin over fatwas issued against her, Chief Minister on Wednesday said the entire nation is with the girl, adding that all necessary security measures would be taken for her.

Sonowal further said they would not let the aspiring singer be harmed.

"This is not acceptable. We will definitely investigate this," he told ANI.

As many as 42 clerics issued a fatwa against reality singing star Nahid Afrin, who was the first runner-up of a musical reality TV show, asking her to stop performing in public.

According to reports, the fatwa has been issued against her keeping in view an upcoming event that was to be held on March 25. Since the venue of the event was in the vicinity of a mosque and a graveyard, the clerics have announced to boycott her singing programmes and have asked her to stop performing in public.

Nahid, who made her singing debut for actress Sonakshi Sinha in the 2016 movie 'Akira', first rose to stardom after a successful stint on a reality singing show in 2015.

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