This Article is From Apr 07, 2014

Pakistani court orders case against actress Meera for alleged sex tape

Pakistani court orders case against actress Meera for alleged sex tape

Meera didn't appear before the court for the third consecutive hearing

Highlights

  • A Pakistani court today directed police to register a case against film actress Meera and her husband in connection with their alleged sex video.
  • Additional District and Sessions Judge Safdar Bhatti issued the order after neither Meera nor her husband Navid Shahzad appeared before the court for the consecutive third hearing.
  • "A case should be registered against the couple in accordance with law and investigate their objectionable video," the order says.
  • A case may be registered against the couple under the controversial Hadood Ordinance which deals with sexual acts and proposes Islamic punishments, it says.
  • The petitioner Bashir Ahmad had accused Meera and Navid of committing a 'sin' by filming their sexual act.
  • "The couple also spread obscenity in society and challenged Islamic values," he said asking the court to give exemplary punishment to the couple for their act. The alleged home-made video featuring Meera and Navid sparked a controversy in the country when it was released on the internet a couple of months ago.
  • Although Meera claimed that it was a fake video, Navid insisted since he and Meera are husband and wife there was no point in making the video controversial.
  • "We are a couple and those making hue and cry over (our sex) video should stop propagating against us," he said.
Lahore: A Pakistani court today directedpolice to register a case against film actress Meera and herhusband in connection with their alleged sex video.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Safdar Bhattiissued the order after neither Meera nor her husband NavidShahzad appeared before the court for the consecutive thirdhearing.

"A case should be registered against the couple inaccordance with law and investigate their objectionablevideo," the order says.

A case may be registered against the couple underthe controversial Hadood Ordinance which deals with sexual actsand proposes Islamic punishments, it says.

The petitioner Bashir Ahmad had accused Meera and Navid ofcommitting a 'sin' by filming their sexual act.

"The couple also spread obscenity in society andchallenged Islamic values," he said asking the court to giveexemplary punishment to the couple for their act.The alleged home-made video featuring Meera and Navidsparked a controversy in the country when it was released onthe internet a couple of months ago.

Although Meera claimed that it was a fake video, Navidinsisted since he and Meera are husband and wife there was nopoint in making the video controversial.

"We are a couple and those making hue and cry over (oursex) video should stop propagating against us," he said.