Lal Masjid cleric moves Islamabad High Court against beauty pageant, says it will ‘Indian-ise’ culture

Arguing that Miss Veet Pakistan goes against the values of Islam and Pakistan, the Shuhada Foundation, which is affiliated with Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking a ban on the beauty pageant.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 1:50 pm
 Miss Veet Pakistan, Shuhada Foundation, Lal Masjid, Maulana Abdul Aziz, Pakistan, Pakistan news, Indian Express The Shuhada Foundation moved the Islamabad High Court seeking a ban on Miss Veet Pakistan. (Source: IHC website)

Arguing that Miss Veet Pakistan goes against the values of Islam and the country, a petition has been moved in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking a ban on the beauty paegant, reported The Express Tribune on Tuesday. The petition filed by Shuhada Foundation, which is affiliated to Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, said the programme shouldn’t be aired on TV as it would ‘Indian-ise’ the country’s culture.

“This product [manufactured by the sponsor] aims at and advertises asking women to remove body hair to make themselves more sexually appealing to the opposite gender which is fundamentally shameful and against the injunction of Shariah,” the petition stated according to The Express Tribune .

Auditions for the 2017 edition of Miss Veet Pakistan are currently underway in Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Islamabad. The winner of the reality show is awarded a brand ambassador contract worth Rs 10 lakh and  two tickets to Thailand.

“It [the pageant] would serve as a launching pad for beauty contests [that are] common in many western countries,” the petitioner and president of the foundation Tariq Asad argued. “Family ties would break and the values of society would deteriorate. If it [the pageant] is allowed to continue, it would degenerate the roots of our society’s culture.”

Aziz was formerly the Lal Masjid khateeb (prayer leader) but was suspended in 2004. His commications and court cases are handled by the Shahuda Foundation.

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    SHOO
    Aug 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    SUCH PPL BELONG ONLY IN SOME DESERT CAVE, FAR HIDDEN DEEP UNDER EARTH, WHERE SMART MISSILES SHOT FROM DEEP SEEKING AIRCRAFT CAN PENETRATE AND BLAST THEM INTO THE DEEP NETHERLANDZZ WHERE THEY CAN BE FOREVER IN HELLLL. BCOZ THEY CREATTING HELLL ON EARTH, SO THATS WHERE THEY WILL GO RIGHT.
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      Rahul
      Aug 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm
      If waxing an armpit or shaving the burkini-line is making this loser insecure, then it is his problem. And no matter how hard you try to play arab and persian...you are Indian :)
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      1. Charu Diwan
        Aug 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm
        As a factory nation of jihadists,killing helpless innocent even sick aged persons, children,women inside like Peshawar army school mayhem and many more on routine,exporting jihadists for global bloodbath of innocent persons, is good image of Islam and Pakistani society?Organizing beauty contest is bad for Islam and society?All atrocities against non Muslims even Shia are being done in name of Islam in Pakistan.Shame.Secondly why are "intolerant gang,not in my name coy etc" of India are silent about this?Lastly after Panama paper verdict this is litmus test of women freedom before a Pakistani court of otherwise an Islamic nation.
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