A Pakistani court docket on Monday acquitted Saba Qamar, who acted within the Bollywood movie ‘Hindi Medium’, in a case of alleged desecration for taking pictures a ‘dance video’ at a historic mosque. Lahore’s Extra Classes Choose Malik Muhammad Mushtaq acquitted Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed of the fees in his eight-page verdict. The police had registered an FIR towards Qamar and Saeed in 2020 for alleged “desecration” of Masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore.
The Punjab authorities had additionally sacked two senior officers in reference to violation of the mosque’s sanctity. Following robust criticism and even loss of life threats to her on social media, Qamar and Saeed had apologised for his or her act.
In response to the FIR, each the actors had trampled upon the sanctity of the mosque by taking pictures a dance video. The act had sparked outrage among the many individuals of Pakistan. ALSO READ:
The “investigating officer didn’t discover any proof to recommend that Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed deliberately broken, defiled or disrespected the place of worship,” the court docket noticed in its judgment.
“Slightly, they being artists, joined the taking pictures with prior permission from the Auqaf division and non secular affairs division, authorities of Punjab, Lahore,” it mentioned.
The investigators additionally failed to supply any music instrument performed through the shoot on the mosque.
Saba Qamar, 38, whose work in Bollywood films obtained appreciation, had additionally completed 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 social media that she would possibly face the destiny of Baloch who was killed by her brother in 2016 for “disgracing the household honour”.
Totally different spiritual events together with Jamaat-e-Islami had additionally held demonstrations demanding a “strict punishment” to the couple.