Actor Mehwish Hayat filed on Wednesday a petition within the Sindh Excessive Court docket towards YouTuber Adil Raja for defamatory movies he posted. The actor had initially approached the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing to look into the matter, nonetheless, as a result of lack of progress, she approached SHC for treatment. Later that day she shared on Instagram that she went to court docket as a result of she “will not stand for these vile smear campaigns any more”.
Taking to each Twitter and Instagram, Hayat wrote, “This has been going on for sometime – but the events of the last few days have hit a new low. Criticise my work all you like, but no one has the right to defame my character. I am not the one to sit and let anyone use me as a pawn in their dirty political games!”
The Ms. Marvel actor wrote that she received’t relaxation till this matter is resolved. She mentioned she is completely satisfied now that the petition has been filed and folks behind this, “including all the trolls who are spreading malicious lies,” might be held accountable.
“It’s such a disgrace that I’ve needed to go to court docket to guard my dignity and fame – is that this what we’ve change into? I wish to thank all these from business, household, associates and above all followers who’ve despatched me message of help. They’ve offered me with energy in what has been a attempting time, “ she wrote.
Actor Osman Khalid Butt confirmed his help beneath her tweet by writing, “More power to you, Mehwish. Standing in solidarity,” beneath her tweet.
“Go get em!” mentioned comic Ali Gul Pir.
The petition filed in SHC on Wednesday learn that Hayat is “aggrieved by a social media storm generated and precipitating due to certain videos made by an individual by the name Adil Farooq Raja who claims to be a self-professed ‘geopolitical analyst’ and ‘rights activist’ maintaining a YouTube channel by the name of Soldier Speaks as well as a Twitter handle by the name Soldier Speaks”.
She known as the allegations levelled by Raja “blatantly false, derogatory, defamatory, malicious, incendiary, dangerous [and] sensationalising” and mentioned they “degrad[ed]” the 4 actors he talked about in his video, “causing an affront to their modesty and dignity by alleging that they were used by intelligence agencies and the establishment to lure politicians into compromising positions at safe houses maintained by such agencies where videos were made of such actresses with such politicians.”
Hayat has petitioned the court docket beneath sections 11 (hate speech), 20 (offences towards dignity of a pure individual), 21 (offences towards modesty of a pure individual and minor) and 37 (illegal on-line content material) of the Pakistan Digital Crimes Act, 2016.
The SHC ordered the FIA to take away the content material that maligns Hayat and issued two-week notices to the FIA and PTA concerning the defamation case.
Hayat’s petition comes almost every week after actor Kubra Khan approached the SHC to dam defamatory content material towards her on-line. Khan filed petition towards “derogatory, defamatory, malicious, incendiary, dangerous and sensationalising allegations” made by the YouTuber towards her and three different actors on the social media networking web sites.