Support Pours In For Nusrat Jahan After Muslim Cleric Slams Her For Partaking In Durga Puja
Support Pours In For TMC MP Nusrat Jahan After Muslim Cleric Slams Her For Participating In Durga PujaNusrat Jahan offering Durga Puja prayers (NewsX)

Twitterati on Monday (7 October) slammed a Muslim cleric for targeting Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament (MP) and actor Nusrat Jahan for attending Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata.

Accompanied by husband Nikhil Jain, Jahan offered prayers at Suruchi Sangha Pandal in Kolkata on Sunday (6 October). After the prayers, she played 'dhaak' (a traditional Bengali dhol) along with her husband. Clad in a red saree with her hair neatly tied in a bun, she also offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami.

Jahan on Monday was targeted by a Muslim cleric who said: "Worshipping other Gods is not permitted in Islam" and "Islam does not need her".

Backing Jahan, a Twitter user commented, "When Hindus attend Iftar party or go to Haji Ali Dargah, it is a secular country... but when Nusrat celebrates Durga Puja, she is creating communal disharmony. What is wrong with these idiotic clerics who claim to own the religion of Islam?"

Another user wrote, "On one hand clerics are threatening #nusratjahan on attending #DurgaPuja2019 celebration and on the other hand happily supporting the sound of Azaan coming from a Puja Pandal created on the theme of secularism."

The actress-turned-politician had been under attack from Muslim clerics ever since she married businessman Nikhil Jain in June this year.

(With inputs from IANS)

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