Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi has reacted to actor Ranveer Singh’s naked photoshoot while drawing parallels between it and the tradition of wearing Hijab. Azmi sought to know if nudity is acceptable in the name of ‘art’ and ‘freedom,’ then why is wearing of hijab by Muslim women under Islamic norms considered ‘oppressive’ and ‘discriminatory.’
Azmi was referring to a controversy that erupted in Karnataka last year when some girls started coming to college wearing Hijab and that prompted their Hindu classmates to protest.
Abu Azmi tweeted in Hindi: “If exhibiting your bare body is called art and freedom, then, why, on the other hand, if a girl wants to cover her body with the hijab according to her culture, it is termed as oppression and religious discrimination.”
नंगे जिस्म की नुमाइश करना आर्ट व आज़ादी कहलाता है तो एक तरफ संस्कृति के मुताबिक लड़की अपनी मर्ज़ी से बदन को हिजाब से ढकना चाहे तो वह उत्पीड़न व धार्मिक भेदभाव कहलाता है।
हमें आखिर कैसा समाज चाहिए?
— Abu Asim Azmi (@abuasimazmi) July 22, 2022
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
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Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’
Today would have been late singer Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday. The ‘Queen of melody’ passed away on February 6, 2022. On her birth anniversary, Nation Next brings you her life story.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021