Cartoonist Neha Singh Rathore has received a notice for a song criticizing the Yogi government

A popular Bhojpuri singer has been served a notice by the Uttar Pradesh police over a satirical song that mocked the Yogi Adityanath government over the state’s eviction drive in Kanpur, which left a mother and daughter dead, NDTV reported.

Singer Neha Singh Rathore recently uploaded a variation of her viral song ‘UP Mein Ka Ba’ in which she spoke about Pramila Dixit (45) and her daughter Neha (20), who died in a hut set on fire by the police. the week

The song prompted the Uttar Pradesh police to turn up at her door on Tuesday night, alleging that it had created a “situation of discord and tension” in the community. Ms. Rathod has been given three days to answer questions about the song and how it was composed.

The police have asked her to confirm that she is the one seen in the video if she wrote the lyrics and stands by them. Police also asked if she was “aware of the adverse impact the video would have on society”.

“This song has created hostility and tension in the community and you are legally bound to explain your position on this issue. Therefore, you are required to file your reply within three days of receiving the notice,” the UP Police notice read.

“If your reply is not found satisfactory, a case will be registered… and proper legal investigation will be conducted,” it said.

So Ms. Neha Singh. Rathore is widely known for her viral song ‘UP Mein Ka Baa’ which called out the Adityanath government ahead of last year’s elections, which includes satires on Bihar’s Nitish Kumar and other politicians like Lalu. Yadav.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were among those who protested the police action against the singer.

“When popular singer @nehafolksinger asked bold questions, BJP govt sent police notice to her house… Is BJP so scared of a folk singer’s voice? Embarrassing. This is very shameful,” Mr. Sisodia wrote.

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