ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Singer-turned-religious scholar Junaid Jamshed was manhandled by a group of people at Islamabad Airport, a video being circulated online showed on Sunday morning.
The video shows Jamshed surrounded by a group of people, and afterwards being thrashed by them as well.
A person can also be heard saying “Shabash [Well done]” in the latter part of video. Another voice says “Kya Aap Berdasht Karain Gay Koi Aap Ki Maa Kou Gaali Day? [Will you tolerate if anyone abused your mother?],” while Junaid Jamshed can be seen along with security personnel in this part of video.
According to witnesses, the incident took place when Junaid Jamshed arrived at the airport while a group of people was also present there. Upon Jamshed’s arrival, crowd started calling him a blasphemer and finally started beating him. Personnel of Airport Security Force (ASF), however, successfully took him away with them.
It is also relevant to be mentioned here that an old video of Junaid Jamshed had resurfaced last year on internet, which enraged several religious groups which called him a blasphemer on the basis of video’s contents.
A petition was also filed against him, however court refused to order registration of FIR against him, while instructing police to record the accused’s statement in this regard.
However, in another video, the singer.turned-religious scholar expressed deep grief over his mistake and said that he had repented his action. He also tendered a public apology in the video.