Manipuri singer faces backlash after controversial song sparks accusations of hate speech

The Zomi Students’ Federation has filed an FIR against Manipuri singer, Jayanta Laurakpam Tapta, following the release of his controversial song. The FIR accuses the singer of promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, and more. The song’s lyrics allegedly call for the genocide of the Kukis, resulting in accusations of hate speech and incitement of violence. The FIR has been addressed to the Officer-in-Charge of Churachandpur Police Station with a request to take immediate legal action under relevant laws including IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

Tapta, who gained popularity in Manipur’s music scene with his debut album, “Power of Attraction,” has amassed a significant following across all communities in Manipur.

Furthermore, the report suggests that the song not only promotes hatred against the Indian Army but also attempts to wage war against the country.

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