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Singer Papon kisses minor contestant of music reality show, case registered

By Team Pardaphash 
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Singer Angarag Papon Mahanta landed himself into trouble after a video of him ‘kissing’ a minor singer during a music reality show went viral on social media.

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The video, shared by Papon on his Facebook page, shows the singer in a light moment with contestants of the music reality show The Voice of India Kids Season 2. Papon is a jury member of the show and in the video is seen affectionately planting a kiss on a junior contestant.

Apart from Papon, the other jury members include Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan, and Palak Muchhal.

Taking exception to the act, a Supreme Court advocate has shot off a letter to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights terming the singer’s act as “inappropriate”.

Terming the whole act as a “sexual offence”, advocate Runa Bhuyan in her complaint writes, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen applying colors on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.”

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On the other hand, Papon’s lawyer Gaurang Narang claims that the whole incident is being blown out of proportion. In a telecon with India Today he said, “A person will not put anything against him on public domain for anybody to pick it up and make it a complaint. it is very unfortunate, that a lawyer who has done this- maybe it is her mindset. But the fact remains that this kind of compassion, affection should not be misconstrued. The singer is quite disturbed by the whole incident.”

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