A Pakistani court docket on Wednesday indicted Hindi medium star Saba Qamar in a case registered in opposition to her final yr for capturing a ‘dance video’ at a historic mosque right here. Each Ms Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed had been current within the court docket of judicial Justice of the Peace Javeria Bhatti once they had been charge-sheeted desecration of Wazir Khan Masjid (in previous metropolis of Lahore). The Justice of the Peace directed the prosecution to current its witnesses on subsequent listening to on subsequent listening to on October 14.
Each the suspects pleaded earlier than the court docket ‘not responsible’. They mentioned they’d contest the trial. Clad in a black burqa (scarf masking her from head to toe) Ms Qamar seemed nervous when she was indicted within the case which she contested registered on frivolous expenses.
The versatile actress mentioned she was booked beneath ‘baseless info’. “No dance or music befell on the mosque. I’m falsely implicated on this case,” she pleaded.
Lahore police final yr had registered a case in opposition to Qamar and Saeed beneath part 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for allegedly ‘desecration’ of Masjid Wazir Khan within the previous metropolis of Lahore.
In accordance with the FIR, each actors had trampled upon the sanctity of the mosque by capturing a dance video and this act additionally sparked an outrage among the many folks of Pakistan. The Punjab authorities had additionally sacked two senior officers in reference to violation of the mosque’s sanctity.
Following sturdy criticism and even loss of life threats to her on social media, Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed had apologised for his or her act. “It was the music video that includes a Nikah (marriage) scene. It was neither shot with any kind of playback music nor has it been edited to the music observe,” she had mentioned.
Saba Qamar whose work in Bollywood motion pictures obtained appreciation had additionally achieved a biopic of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch. She obtained loss of life threats on social media for her ‘un-Islamic motion.
She was warned on the social media that she would possibly face the destiny of Qandeel Baloch who was killed by her brother in 2016 for ‘disgracing the household honour’.
Totally different non secular events together with Jamaat-i-Islami had additionally held demonstrations within the metropolis demanding ‘strict punishment’ to artist couple for what they name committing sin.