The Jamia Nizamia Seminary in Hyderabad has issued a fatwa against the lyrics of the viral song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' featuring Priya Prakash Varrier for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments.
"The song should be banned and the government should also not allow the film to be released, until the song is removed from the film," the statement says.
On Wednesday, a group of Muslims in Hyderabad has lodged a complaint with the police against expressions of actor Priya Prakash Varrier in a song inMalayalam film ' Odu Adaar Love ' that is to be released soon.
In a written complaint to the Falaknuma police, the group said the picturisation of the song has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community. The complaint was filed with signatures of at least 57 people with their telephone numbers, and addresses provided to the police.
"It is not acceptable for us to see a romantic song picturised on some actors with lyrics of the song linked to the Prophet," Mohd Abdul, an engineering student in Hyderabad who lodged the complaint with the police.
The police have registered a case based on the complaint under Section 295 of the IPC, which deals with deliberately hurting religious sentiments. The case has been registered against director Omar Lulu and others.
Priya Varrier's expressions in the song ' Manikya Malaraya Poovi ' have become hugely popular on the social media.