Mumbai: The 16-year-old Nahid Afreen the first runner-up in the singing show where she was scouted by Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha who later asked her to sing in the film ‘Akira’. Just as she had started her career in Singing, as many as the 46 clerics issued fatwa against her keeping in view an upcoming event that was to be held on March 25.

Since the venue of the event was in the vicinity of a mosque and a graveyard, the clerics have announced to boycott her singing programmes and have asked her to stop performing in public. When she got to know that Fatwa has been issue against her she got dissapointed.

Speaking to a website she said,”Was shocked and broken from inside at first, but many Muslim singers gave me inspiration to not quit music, will never do so.’

“My singing is gift of God. I believe it must be properly utilised, not doing so is ignoring God,” she said when asked about the fatwa issued against her.

Following reports of threat against the young singer, Assam Chief Sarbananda Sonowal called up Nahid assuring her of all help and will be provide proper security cover.

Many other people came into support of Nahid and appreciated for her decision.