No, Singer Farmani Naaz Didn't Tweet About Her Ancestors Being Hindu
The account that had put out this tweet is a 'fan account' and not Naaz's real account.
A screenshot of a tweet purportedly by singer Farmani Naaz – who rose to fame after appearing in the singing reality show Indian Idol – is being shared on social media to claim that her ancestors were Hindus and that she sang the devotional song 'Har Har Shambhu' for her family's purification.
Naaz recently sang the song and uploaded the video to her YouTube channel, which drew the ire of a Muslim cleric in Deoband, who said that singing and dancing were not allowed in Islam.
It is in the backdrop of this controversy that this claim about Naaz "converting to Hinduism", relying on the purported tweet, started gaining steam.
However, we found that the tweet was made by an account that identified itself as a "Fan account". Further, the singer took to Twitter to clarify that she has not made any statement.
The tweet read in Hindi, "My ancestors have said that we all were Hindus before. Now I have purified my family by singing Har Har Shambhu."
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
The tweet, which is now being shared, was posted by one '@FarmaniNaazz', which identifies itself as a 'fan account' of the singer.
We went through the account and found that the tweet about 'Hindu ancestors' was posted on 3 August. While going through the replies of this tweet, we came across a video uploaded by '@farmaninaaz786', which is the singer's real account.
In this video, Naaz clarified that a fake account under her name has been posting false claims about her ancestors being Hindu.
While dismissing the claims, she also says, "Report people who are posting this false information and nobody should post such things without confirming it first. A lot of people are making my fake accounts and commenting on such things."
Naaz adds that she is happy with her religion and her personal Twitter handle is '@Farminanaaz786', where she has not posted any such statement.
Clearly, a fake Twitter account posted about Farmani Naaz's ancestors being Hindu.
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