Bihar's Sitara Parveen who walked away with a golden pass for the next round in Indian Idol is not the only Muslim girl who was slammed for singing. In the past, Karnataka's Suhana Syed was condemned by the community for singing a Hindu God’s song.
Last week Bihar's Sitara Parveen was all over the internet for burka-clad women taking part in a reality show and singing. In the past, Suhana Syed was slammed by religious fundamentalists for singing 'Srikarane Srinivasane' praising Lord Venkateshwara, a Kannada song.
However in case of Sitara, it was not religious fundamentals but her own family did not allow to pursue her dreams and as per her statements, she said 'Ghar per allowed nahi hai' means not allowed to sing such songs.
She goes on to say that Muslim girls singing in a reality show is not acceptable in society and are looked down upon.
But destiny has some other plans and she found support from one of her brother Hyder Ali and helped her practice and ensured she realized her dream.
But Suhana Syed, the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa-2017 Kannada contestant was lucky as her parents stood by her and took on the religious fundamentals.
Interestingly both the contestants appeared in the show with Burka and sent a strong message to the community to change the outlook with their performance.
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Last Updated Dec 4, 2020, 7:41 PM IST