A video recently went viral on social media where singer Papon was seen kissing a minor girl inappropriately during a Holi party.
After which the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued a notice to both singer Papon and the TV channel saying, "We felt this is a provocative case. Necessary legal action will be taken."
The Internet has been going insane after this incident and slamming the singer. Although the singer quit the show, it did not stop celebrities from demanding his arrest.
But just so you know, this isn't the first time a famous artist of the country is being accused of sexual assault.
Yes, and here is a list of such artists whose names have been jotted down as culprits for sexually assaulting innocents.
The video which went viral recently showed Papon celebrating Holi with the contestants of the singing reality show The Voice India Kids. Papon is one of the judges on the show and was seen kissing a contestant on her lips.
He also requested the media not to pursue this scene further. "He has always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. He doesn't differentiate amongst the children," said the father.
According to News18, Papon told the media,"What you saw in the video is not intentional. It was just a moment of affection that is being portrayed otherwise."
In July 2016, an FIR was filed against singer Mika Singh for allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting a model. According to a report by Indian Express, there were allegations on Mika Singh of misbehaving with the model who had come to his house.
The singer grabbed headlines back in 2006 as well for allegedly kissing actor Rakhi Sawant forcefully.
According to Hindustan Times, Sa Re Ga Ma contestant Poonam Yadav attempted suicide over an aborted affair with music director Ismail Darbar.
Poonam Yadav slammed the accusations saying, "Ismail sir has been my pillar of strength. Don't drag his name into this."
In 2014, Bollywood playback singer Ankit Tiwari was arrested by Mumbai police after the woman, who is said to be his girlfriend, complained that he had sexually assaulted her since July 2013. He had promised to marry her but failed to keep his promise, as reported by Firstpost.
Not just Ankit, but his brother Ankur was also arrested for allegedly bullying that woman. He blackmailed her that there would be dire consequences if she made the incident public.
In August 2017, a 30-year-old woman lodged a molestation case against singer Yash Wadali in suburban Goregaon.
According to a Mid-Day report, "The complainant was at her friend's residence, where a quarrel broke out between Yash Wadali and her over the issue of singing a song. Later, Vadali held her collar with an intent to outrage her modesty and also abused the woman."
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