Bangladeshi singer makes derogatory post on PM Modi; FIR filed by student in Tripura

An FIR has been lodged against controversial Bangladeshi singer Mainul Ahsan Noble by a student Suman Paul  at Belonia police statio, Tripura on May 25th for making a derogatory and vulgar Facebook post on the Bharatiya Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Popularly recognized as Noble, the singer had come to Bharat and was showered with fame & praises by Bengalis after he entered Zee Bangla’s musical talent hunt, Sa Re Ga Ma last year. But forget showing gratitude towards the country that gave him so much, he exposed his hate for Bharat by slandering Prime Minister Modi.

It all started when a sixteen-year-old girl in Bangladesh accused him of exploiting her sexually on the pretext of marriage, and then dumping her. Pictures of Noble with the girl in compromising positions went viral last year, but the Sa Re Ga Ma runner-up rubbished all allegations claiming that the pictures were ‘morphed’.

However, 10 months hence, he seemed to own up to the allegations and rather proudly at that. When talks about the scandal started to do the rounds again, he bragged stating, “If not mine, then whose scandal will happen? Tea stall owner Narendra Modi’s? Who will watch that tea-seller’s scandal? Again, to see me naked gives massive satisfaction, isn’t it? Else, would the scandal have become viral like this?’

The ill-directed Facebook post attracted him massive flak from Hindus, following which engineering student Suman Paul of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Petroleum University of Gandhinagar in Gujarat registered a complaint against the Bangladeshi singer.

“This singer was always rejected in his own country. He came to my country and gained fame, earned in Bharat, and returned to Bangladesh while insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I can’t accept his actions. So, I have filed a complaint against him,” said Suman while speaking with a news daily, and his feelings reflect the collective angst of many Bharatiyas. Suman also took to twitter to request the Bharatiya High Commissioner to cancel Nobles’ visa and all work agreements, so that he is not allowed to visit Bharat again.

South Tripura Police Superintendent, Jal Singh Meena has confirmed that Mainul has been booked under IPC sections 500, 504, 505, and section 153.

Notorious for his haughty temperament, this is not the first time Mainul Ahsan Noble has taken a jibe at respected Bharatiya personalities. Finishing as the second runner-up in a Bharatiya TV show telecast in West Bengal, the singer returned to Bangladesh as a celebrity, only to claim that a contemporary Muslim lyricist Prince Mahmud’s song ‘Bangladesh’ was better suited to be Bangladesh’s national anthem instead of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’.

His controversial comment hurt a lot of Bengalis on both sides of the border, but given the new wave of Islamic fundamentalism that is taking over Bangladesh and seeping into the minds of people there, Noble’s slighting Tagore doesn’t surprise us.

Recently, there was news of Hindu literary greats being erased from Bangladeshi textbooks and an NGO doing great work during Corona crisis being attacked merely because its founder is Hindu and it has a Hindu-sounding name. There is a concerted effort underway to further alter the collective memory of coming generations of Bangladesh, so it is only normal that a Bangladeshi millennial would harbour such thoughts for Hindu personalities.


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