Asha Bhosle’s cryptic tweet fires up intolerance debate

Playback singer Asha Bhosles cryptic tweet has fired up the ongoing debate on intolerance. In a tweet posted just a few hours ago, Bhosle wrote: Dum Maro Dum.Bolo Subh Shyam Hare Krishna Hare Ram.can I perform this evergreen song or not? While the legendary singer wasnt explicit in her reference, Twitterati linked it to recent intolerance debate which erupted after 49 celebrities including Anurag Kashyap and Aparna Sen wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking stronger law against lynching. Take permission from 49 intellectual before performing otherwise they will accuse you of spreading intolerance Bhosles tweet has drawn mixed reactions from Twitterati with some defending her right to sing whatever she wanted and some saying that it (Jai Shri Ram) shouldnt be used to lynch people. This was something that was also mentioned by 49 celebs who in their open letter said that Jai Shri Ram has become a war cry today. Some users have even used Hare Krishna Hare Ram reference in the context of West Bengal where a few people were allegedly booked for chanting Jai Shri Ram. A user by the name of Sharad Mishra said that Didi (Mamata Banerjee) will be afraid if the song is performed in West Bengal. Earlier, this year a video surfaced in which Mamata Banerjee got down from her car and chased some people who chanted Jai Shri Ram while her convoy was passing through. Ever since this incident, a number of cases have been reported where people who Banerjee claims are BJP supporters have now been using Jai Shri Ram to mock TMC. Another Twitter user Mayank Saxena writes, You can, but the point is should you be lynched if you don However, the mob which beaten him to death forced Tabrez to chant Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman. Here are some reactions from Twitterati I have been your fan since as long as I can remember @ashabhosle ji I am beyond disappointed to see this tweet . There is nothing funny about people being lynched in the name of our gods . Whoever is handling your account should understand that this doesn You can be jailed for singing this on stage if you are in West Bengal. Its hateful,. (according to some so called intellectuals, Bollywood actors) U will become communal, u will b declared saffron terror, u will b criticised by peacefuls. Listening to ur music will b prohibited by Tolerants. A letter will b written to PM for double attack HARE KRISHNA HARE RAM on Tolerant So called peacefull, afraid people If you think making a mockery out of tragedy is OK, then I as a fan am disappointed. sad But you will be identified as intolerant. Better to take permission from Aparna Sen before singing it. And u can sing what u want .. Hare Krishna hare Ram or Jai shree Ram but dont force it on the lips of others.Ram ka naam badnaam na karo. \u2014 asha vinayaraj (@ashavinayaraj) July 26, 2019 Take permission from 49 intellectual before performing otherwise they will accuse you of spreading intolerance \u2014 Marwadi (@intolerantdude) July 26, 2019