Bhopal: Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore has found herself in legal trouble yet again. An FIR has been lodged against her at the Habibganj police station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in connection with a controversial social media post. The post featured a disturbing incident where a half-naked man, believed to be Pravesh Shukla, was seen urinating on a tribal individual named Dashmesh Rawat. Accompanying the post was the caption, “MP Me Ka Ba..? Coming soon.”
M P में का बा..?
— Neha Singh Rathore (@nehafolksinger) July 6, 2023
The FIR was filed by Suraj Khare, citing Section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which pertains to promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, race, etc. This incident follows a previous encounter with the law for Neha Singh Rathore, when she received a police notice for her song ‘UP Me Ka Ba- Season 2,’ which criticized the Uttar Pradesh government regarding the unfortunate death of a mother and daughter during an eviction drive in Kanpur Dehat.
In response to the allegations, Neha Singh Rathore stated that she has been using her songs as a medium to raise questions against the government, highlighting issues faced by the common people. She expressed her determination to continue singing about such matters, asserting that the government’s response has merely been limited to issuing notices without addressing the concerns raised.
Neha Singh Rathore’s social media post and subsequent FIR have generated significant attention, drawing scrutiny to the incident in Madhya Pradesh and prompting discussions about the limits of freedom of expression in relation to artistic expression. The legal proceedings will shed further light on the matter as it unfolds.