Mumbai, Aug 18: Mumbai Police has said that they have received written complaints against singer Sonu Nigam over his tweet about controversial godwoman Radhe Maa.
Nigam, in his tweet, had compared Radhe Maa to a Hindu goddess.”Just my 2 pence. Kaali Maa is depicted in lesser clothes than Radhey Maa. Interesting that this country wants to sue a woman for her clothes,” Nigam tweeted on his Twitter handle @sonunigam.
In his second tweet, he said “Men Saadhus can walk naked. Dance embarrassingly, but it takes a rape charge to put them behind bars. So much for Gender equality?”
“Police received two applications against Nigam for his tweet regarding Radhe Ma a few days ago,” said deputy commissioner of police M Dahikar.
Samtanagar and Sakinaka police stations received two applications against the singer, requesting police to file an FIR, for “hurting religious sentiments”. “Police haven’t filed any FIR against the singer yet,” Dahikar said.
His tweets were immediately met with a storm of protests on Twitter and he became the centre of immense criticism with many asking him not to drag in faith into the controversy.
Nigam joined the line of film fraternity supporting controversial self styled godwoman Radhe Maa.
With inputs from PTI