TMC MP Nusrat Jahan will get loss of life threats for posing as Goddess Durga, seeks safety in UK

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2020 8:33:29 pm Nusrat Jahan sought instant police safety in a letter to the Indian High Commissioner within the UKActor and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan has claimed that she had obtained loss of life threats on social media after she posted a photograph posing as Goddess Durga on social media. Jahan, who’s at the moment taking pictures in London for a Bengali movie, has sought safety from the Indian High Commission there and safety preparations from each the West Bengal authorities in addition to Centre. However, Jahan is but to file a police grievance.
On the event of Mahalaya on September 18, which heralds the start of Durga Puja in West Bengal, Jahan had posted on her Instagram and Twitter accounts an image of herself as ‘Mahisasurmardini’ (an incarnation of Goddess Durga) through which she is seen holding a trident.
In a letter to the Indian High Commissioner within the UK, Jahan knowledgeable that she could be staying in London for the movie shoot until October 16 and required instant police safety because the “threat is very serious and it is affecting my mental health”.
“I would like to inform you that I reached London two days back on my professional purpose and after reaching here I have received a death threat via my social media pages from some fundamentalists who belong to India and neighbouring country,” PTI quoted the letter by Jahan as saying.
“During my stay in London I require an immediate police protection as the threat is very serious and it is affecting my mental health. I would request you to kindly arrange to provide me a necessary protection inLondon,” she stated.
Some folks objected to her posing as a Hindu goddess regardless of being a Muslim girl. A remark within the publish learn, “You won’t be able to save yourself, your god of earth won’t be able to save you…After your death you will realise your folly. There won’t be any excuses for you.”
Jahan additionally connected display photographs of two trolls in her mail to the Indian High Commissioner. “Your time of death has come. You are fearful of Allah but cannot cover your body. Shame on you,” one publish learn.
Jahan was just lately within the information after she alerted Kolkata Police of a relationship app utilizing her photos with out her consent to advertise the applying. The cyber cell of Kolkata Police has initiated a probe.
However, this isn’t the primary time Jahan has been threatened. Earlier, she was trolled by some Muslim fundamentalists for sporting sindoor and inaugurating a rath yatra. She had retorted by saying her religion within the “religion of humanity and secularism” doesn’t forestall her from taking part in festivals of different religions whereas believing in Islam.
A member of Jahan’s staff instructed PTI, “She has always stood up for secular and inclusive views and these trolls do not deter her.” 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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