Singer Sona Mohapatra urges Delhi govt to drop Kailash Kher from cultural event
Playback singer Sona Mohapatra has started an online petition urging the Delhi government to withdraw an invitation to musician Kailash Kher for a cultural event, set to happen tomorrow in the capital city. This happened in the light of the #MeToo allegations against the Teri Deewani singer by Sona and a few other women in October. “I am shocked to learn that Kher has been asked to headline a performance at Delhi government’s Mayur Utsav. Action needs to be taken against perpetrators,” said Sona in the petition, which has been filed on change.org, where she also reiterates the allegations of sexual harassment against Kailash.
Signed by over 600 people by Friday night, the Ambarsariya singer also said, “I am hopeful the Delhi government, which is keenly aware of women’s safety as a critical issue, will listen to #MeToo survivors and citizens when we ask them to drop Kher.”
She also tweeted saying: “Dear Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal, multiple women including minors have come out in the public with their #MeToo stories against this predator Kailash Kher and you choose to rub this kind of insult to injury? Do you care so little for 50 per cent of your population?”
Meanwhile, in an interview with a leading media organisation, Kailash said he is excited to perform in his “home ground”.