Assamese singer Zubeen continues singing in Hindi defying ULFA threat

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: Popular Assamese singer who was warned by banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for singing a Hindi song in a Bihu programme has dared the militant outfit by singing more Hindi songs.

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Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi lauded his action saying that if needed the singer would be provided security.

The 40 year old singer who drew the attention of ULFA for the song ‘Ya Ali’ from the movie Gangster in a Bihu event further sang number of Hindi songs after the threat. He said that nobody can draw a line on the freedom of an artiste if it is not harmful to the society.

On Thursday night he belted out as many as four Hindi songs in another Bihu event in Guwahati. “Ya Ali gave me name and fame in the country and abroad. They don’t have the right to do that. Their idea is outdated and ridiculous,” the singer said.

Meanwhile, Assam CM appreciated his step for being bold. “He has done the right thing by defying the threat of ULFA. I support his cause. Nobody can dictate terms on any artistes. We will provide full security to him if needed,” Tarun Gogoi said.


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