New Delhi: A case has been registered against an Uttar Pradesh-based qawwali singer by Madhya Pradesh police for allegedly making provocative remarks against the country on Thursday.
The video of qawwal (qawwali singer), Sharif Parwaz in Mangawan of Rewa district is going viral on social media. This entire incident of Qawwali took place on 28th March. Qawwal Nawaz Sharif said, “Modi ji kahte hai hum hai, Yogi ji kahte hai hum hai, Amit Shah kahte hai hum hai, lekin hai kaun? Agar gareeb nawaz chah le to Hindustan pata hi nahi chalega kaha par basa tha, kaha par tha. (Modi, Yogi and Shah say they are there. But who are they? If gareeb nawaz (patron of the poor) wishes, it won’t be known where India existed).”
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday warned music artists, saying that no song against India won’t go on without serious consequences and that they should remember the country first as the current government at the Center is run by “nationalists”.
Talking to reporters in Bhopal, minister Mishra said, “We have registered a case against qawwal Sharif Parwaz under IPC sections 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) and 298 (deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person).”
“Whether one sings qawwali, thumri or dadra (form of singing), one must keep in mind the country first as at present the government of nationalists is functioning in the country and no song against the nation will be tolerated,” Mishra, who is also the state government spokesperson, said.
The minister said that two police teams from MP have arrived at Kanpur in UP to take action against the singer and the local police are helping out them.
“He (Sharif) will be rounded up soon,” Mishra added.
(With PTI inputs)