Suhana Sayeed, a girl of just 22-years, has become the talk of the internet after trollers have made it a field day. A Facebook page with more than 50,000 followers, Mangalore Muslims, trolled her.
The crime she had done is that by being a born-Muslim she sang a song in praise of a Hindu god and that too in front of many men.
Suhana Sayeed, a singing sensation from her town of Sagara in Shimoga in Karanataka, had pinned all hopes of kick starting a career when she came to the floors of the Zee Kannada in a music reality show audition.
But fate has something different in store for her.Not only did they have a problem with her choice of song, they weren't happy that she sang in front of men. The hate-filled post is being met with some opposition, however, with many coming forward to defend Sayeed.
While auditioning for the show, Sayeed, wearing a colourful hijab, sang for precisely 100 seconds. The three judges listening to her were blindfolded, perhaps to ensure their only focus was her voice. At the end of her audition, their blindfolds came off and their effusive praise began. "Your voice is really good," said one, as the audience applauded. "By singing a Hindu devotional song you've become the symbol of unity. Music is a medium which unites people, differences disappear."
Meanwhile, soon after this was aired the girl has been deluged with messages condemning her appearance before men and singing a song in praise of an Hindu-god.
"You have not achieved any great feat...Your parents will not go to heaven as you have exposed yourself to other men. Stop wearing the hijab, you don't know how to respect it."
According to some local media, supporters of Sayeed are looking into filing a case against the trolls for inciting hatred amongst communities and threatening a law-abiding citizen.