The notice sent by the Uttar Pradesh police to singer Neha Singh Rathore for her viral song ‘UP Mein Ka Ba’ has sparked controversy and criticism. The Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav, has criticized the notice and targeted the Yogi Adityanath government over various issues in the state. The notice has also been criticized by others who see it as an attempt to stifle freedom of expression and artistic creativity.
The song ‘UP Mein Ka Ba’ has become popular on social media, especially among the youth, for its catchy tune and lyrics that highlight the issues faced by the people of Uttar Pradesh. The song is a commentary on the state of affairs in the state, including corruption, unemployment, poverty, and social injustice. It has struck a chord with many who feel that their voices are not being heard by those in power.
The notice sent to the singer has been criticized for several reasons. First, it is seen as an attempt to silence criticism of the government and its policies. Second, it is seen as an infringement on the freedom of expression and artistic creativity, which are fundamental rights protected by the Constitution. Third, it is seen as an attempt to intimidate the artist and discourage others from expressing their views through art and music.
The notice has also been criticized for its language, which is seen as threatening and coercive. The police have warned the singer that she could be booked under relevant sections of the IPC and CrPC if her reply is not found satisfactory. This has raised concerns about the use of legal provisions to suppress dissent and criticism.
The controversy over the notice has once again highlighted the importance of freedom of expression and artistic creativity in a democratic society. The right to express one’s views and opinions through art and music is an essential part of our cultural heritage and must be protected at all costs. The government must ensure that artists are free to express themselves without fear of retribution or persecution. It must also ensure that legal provisions are not misused to suppress dissent and criticism. Only then can we truly claim to be a free and democratic society.