Islamabad: Vulgar Photo Shoot in Front of Quaid-e-Azam Monument Sparks Outrage

An obscene photo shoot in front of a monument dedicated to Quaid-e-Azam in Islamabad has fumed netizens and they are calling the authorities to take action.

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An obscene photo shoot in front of a monument dedicated to Quaid-e-Azam in Islamabad has fumed netizens and they are calling the authorities to take action. On August 2, a photoshoot from a band called Mystical Shayari surfaced on social media, in which a young man and woman were standing right outside of the Quaid-e-Azam in vulgar clothes.

They captioned it, ‘FAITH. UNITY. DISCO,’ mocking Jinnah’s motto of ‘Unity, Faith, and Discipline’. But in their defense, they did this shoot for the sake of ‘human rights and gender justice.

Islamabad
Source: Twitter
Islamabad
Source: Twitter

 

Mystical Shayari in Islamabad under fire

Mystical Shayari‘s posts wreaked havoc on social media and they received immense backlash for spreading obscenity and disrespecting the Father of the Nation. Since then, the band has deleted all of its social media accounts. The photographer Eman, designer Raja Wasey and the band members who are identified as Casey and Zulfiqar have also deactivated their social media handles amidst the criticism.

The photos are plastered all over Twitter with #ArrestTheCouple as netizens demand strict action against them.

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PTI’s Rashid M Khan and journalist Ansar Abbasi also asked authorities to intervene.

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Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqat took notice of the incident and in a tweet asked for information regarding the matter.

 

As per the details, an FIR under section 294 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which deals with obscene acts in public has been lodged and Koral police is investigating the matter.

 

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On the other, Cafe Sol has also been dragged into this controversy. Mystical Shayari performed in one of the private events at the cafe and now, people are assuming that they might have a connection.

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Moreover, Faraz Talat, the founder of Cafe Sol allegedly owns the band. A Facebook page reported this last night, however, the post has been deleted.

Source: ‘My Home Islamabad’ Facebook page

 

Cafe Sol and Faraz Talat have denied the allegations, calling them baseless.

“This is to clarify that the accusations levelled against Cafe Sol on social media at this time are baseless and condemnable. We are not associated with the personnel in the news in any way,” the cafe released a statement last night.

 

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Written by Lens Staff

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