Actor, MP Nusrat Jahan’s pic as goddess Durga leads to death threats on social media
Trinamool Congress MP and film star Nusrat Jahan has received death threats on social media for dressing up as Goddess Durga for advertisements for a clothing line that she posted on Instagram to celebrate the first day of the upcoming Durga Puja festivities. In reply, a number of hardliners have sent her threatening messages.
Nusrat Jahan has been trolled for her choice of clothing, her political opinions, and even for celebrating Hindu festivals.
Over the last week, the trolls have sprung into action once again, after Jahan posted a pic of herself dressed as Goddess Durga on Instagram.
Nusrat Jahan who is a Muslim woman, recently uploaded the photo, in which the MP is wearing a saree and holding a trishul to celebrate the first day of the upcoming Durga Puja festivities.
As soon as the picture of Nusrat’s photoshoot went viral on social media, threats started popping up on her timeline.
This is not the first time Jahan has been threatened and abused for her views or her stand on issues. She was abused for marrying a Hindu, wearing 'sindoor' or vermillion, and participating in rath yatra soon after.
One of the social media users wrote in the comments, “Your time to die has finally arrived. Fear Allah. Can’t you keep your body covered? Chi Chi Chi.”
Photos of Nusrat at Durga Puja pandals last year (2019) with her husband had gone viral and drawn abuse.
The actress had recently complained to the Cyber Cell of Kolkata Police about an unauthorised use of her photo by a video chat and dating app.
No police complaint has been filed about the abuse flooding her Instagram account after her "Goddess Durga" pics yet.
In 2019, Nusrat was famously trolled for her choice of attire on the first day of the newly constituted Parliament. While most MPs opt for traditional Indian clothes, Jahan had worn pants and a top, which had prompted many trolls.