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Mufti Qavi claims ‘faux’ video created after feedback in opposition to Indian violence in Kashmir

Seen with out his conventional Jinnah cap, Qavi — who featured prominently within the days main as much as the demise of social media star Qandeel Baloch and was additionally one of many accused within the case pertaining to her homicide — appears to be suggested by another person within the room to twirl the girl seen within the video. Twitter/IBC URDU (@ibcurdu)/Screenshot through The News

KARACHI: A recent viral video exhibits Mufti Abdul Qavi swaying to the beats with a lady, who appears to be of international descent, touchdown him as soon as once more into scorching waters — however the cleric claims its revenge.

Qavi, who stays within the headlines for his controversial remarks and actions that increase eyebrows throughout Pakistan, has categorically denied the veracity of the video, saying the “fake” video was created after he issued feedback in opposition to the Indian violence and aggression in Kashmir.

“This video of me dancing with the Korean woman is fake,” he informed The News correspondent Nadeem Shah.

Qavi claimed {that a} “lobby” had been energetic in opposition to him ever since he issued “strong statements against Indian premier Narendra Modi for subjecting Kashmiris to inhuman torture and killing innocent people in the [Indian-occupied] Kashmir valley.”

The group had edited and produced a faux video “for the sole objective of widely defaming Pakistan and the religion of Islam”, he added, noting that he by no means wears “such a tight kameez as displayed”.

He additional claimed that the video editor had “pasted my head on the body of someone else”.

Qavi added {that a} United Kingdom-based YouTube channel had uploaded the faux video and the channel’s proprietor, whom he recognized as Hamad, had additionally sought an apology from him for doing so.

Seen with out his conventional Jinnah cap, Qavi — who featured prominently within the days main as much as the demise of social media star Qandeel Baloch and was additionally one of many accused within the case pertaining to her homicide — appears to be suggested by another person within the room to twirl the girl seen within the video.

As the 2 dance, one other man enters into the body, dancing together with his arms shifting in cyclical motions, whereas one other is seen sitting behind, apparently having fun with the club-like scene.

‘Halal’ alcohol

Last he was within the news, it was as a result of his off-hand remarks about “halal” alcohol, which he had stated must be permissible if derived from minerals similar to spirits, petrochemicals, and different substances.

He made the feedback after he was requested to answer experiences of a fatwa allegedly issued by Saudi Arabian clerics deeming drinks containing 40% alcohol or much less as halal.

“I acquired varied calls from Europe a number of days in the past and a few children informed me that Saudi ulema had deemed these drinks halal that include 40% or much less alcohol in them.

“This is their [Saudi ulema’s] opinion. I’ll give mine. I might say that alcohol derived from minerals, similar to spirits, petrol and different substances, whether it is utilized on garments or elsewhere, then it doesn’t render them impure.

“Now what is the Shariah status [on this matter], whether it [such alcohol] is halal in 100% [quantity] or less, this will be decided only after a thorough consideration,” stated Qavi, whose membership with the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was revoked the Ministry of Religious Affairs again in 2016.

70,000 selfies snapped

Prior to that, he had expressed his views on selfies, the lunar calendar, and the laws that he intends to introduce to advertise spiritual tolerance after being acquitted within the Qandeel homicide case.

Responding to a query about taking selfies, he had stated there was nothing mistaken with the apply since taking photos is allowed. He has 70,000 selfies snapped at completely different locations and nonetheless prepared to pose with anyone who desires to take an image with him, he had stated.

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