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Fatwa issued against Veena Malik in India

Agencies  New Delhi, December 22, 2011
First Published: 14:05 IST(22/12/2011) | Last Updated: 11:53 IST(23/12/2011)

It's raining controversies for Veena Malik. After the nude photo shoot row, the actor is also in trouble over her Swayamvar stint.

The All India Muslim Tyohar (Festivals) Committee in Bhopal has issued a fatwa against the Paksitani actor for showing disrespect towards the sacred institution of nikaah (marriage) by signing a contract with a channel for her wedding on National TV.

The fatwa was reportedly issued following complaints against the actor that urged to take action against her, reports a daily.

“We were getting complaints from concerned community members who said that the activities of this Pakistani female actor was sending a wrong message to our teenagers, especially girls,” Ausaf Shahmiri Khurram, chairman of the Majlis-e-Shura told the paper.
“The complaints said that there were offensive photographs of this woman all over the internet and that she was going to have a `Swayamvar` on television. Islam has a certain procedure for a `Nikaah`. We do not have `Swayamvar`,” he added.

From Left: A promotional still from Veena Ka Swayamvar, Veena getting cosy with Ashmit Patel in Bigg Boss 4 and FHM's nude cover
In the meanwhile a channel reported two days back that Imagine TV had withdrawn the promos of Swayamvar. The premise for the channel to do so is still not clear.

This isn't the first time that the starlet has found a fatwa issued against herself. Thanks to her bold persona in the reality show Bigg Boss 4, she was issued a fatwa in Pakistan in 2010.

Veena Malik is hogging newsprint in India and Pakistan over her nude photoshoot for FHM magazine. She has also been disowned by her father following the nude controversy.

The actor also made news after she went missing from a film shoot, only to re-appear later in a hotel room in Mumbai.

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