The singer also posted her grievance on her Facebook account: “I have received a threatening notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation to remove my music video from all communication mediums. They claim that the video is vulgar, it will flare communal tensions. Their letter has also called me a ‘regular offender’ and says that they have found another five-year-old video of me singing a Sufiana Kalam insulting to Islam because I’m ‘dressed exposing my body’ and playing westernised music.”
She also added in the post that the Madariya foundation, along with the agreement of (a prominent dargah), have an issue with the description of her music video, ‘earthy incarnations of the feminine Divine’. They are also offended with the sleeveless dress and body exposing dancers in the video. The singer alleged that the foundation which claims to work for Sufism, peace and universal brotherhood is threatening her on the choice she has made as an individual.
While the singer gave a written application to the police, she did not file an FIR. The foundation, meanwhile, claimed Mohapatra was not a victim, but an accused who had flouted the rules set by their foundation for representation of Sufi art and culture. The singer has always been outspoken on social media about her opinions on several issues.