A Muslim body in India has issued a fatwa against Pakistani model and actress Veena Malik for ‘disrespecting the sacred institution of marriage’ by looking for a husband through a national TV show, reported the Indian press.
Indian news channel Zee News reported on Thursday that the Majlis-e-Shura, a 70-member supreme body of the All India Muslim Tyohar Committee, in Bhopal had been receiving several complaints and was urged to take strict action against her.
The Muslim community has also expressed severe reservations against Malik’s controversial photoshoot for Indian magazine FHM.
The chairman of Majlis-e-Shura Ausaf Shahmiri Khurram told Zee News:
“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.”
He added that Malik was going to have a ‘Swayamvar’ on TV, while in Islam the only procedure for marriage is by a ‘Nikah’.
The committee sat for two days and reached a unanimous decision on Thursday issuing a fatwa on Malik ordering a social boycott of the actress, and said that she was a disgrace to Islam.
Malik is participating in the fourth season of an Indian reality show Swayamvar titled Veena ka Vivah where she will look for her perfect partner. She has been offered Indian Rs15 million — over and above a Rs30 million contract for participating in the show.