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Model under fire for reality TV show

MODEL Veena Malik thrives on controversy.

After the storm over her nude pictures which appeared in the Indian edition of FHM, the Pakistani is back in the news again.

An Indian Muslim association has issued a fatwa over her new marriage reality TV show on an Indian network.

A fatwa is a verdict or judicial pronouncement on debatable questions of personal or social interest given by an Islamic authority.

The 33-year-old model has signed up to participate in a live "Swayamvar" (an ancient Indian practice of choosing a husband from among a list of suitors) and marry on TV, Mumbai daily Mid-Day reported.

She came under fire for taking part in the show after fellow actress Rakhi Sawant claimed that the Veena already lives with boyfriend Ashmit Patel.


The All India Muslim Tyohar Committee is believed to have ex-communicated the troubled Pakistani actress for her "objectionable" photos on the Net and for "degrading the sacred institution of "Nikah" (marriage).

Following the photos row, Muslim clerics and community heads are concerned that she is "sending a wrong message" to young women with her actions, the report said.

The group met on Tuesday to order a "social boycott" of the star, who sparked fears for her safety when she was reported missing at the weekend before turning up in a Mumbai hotel.

Earlier this month, her photo on the website of FHM India, ahead of its publication in the magazine's issue, lit up social network websites Facebook and Twitter, AP reported.

But she strongly denied that she posed nude for the magazine, insisting that the picture had been "morphed".

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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A woman due to be stoned to death for adultery could be hanged instead.

The Daily Mail reports that Iranian authorities were moving ahead with plans to execute the woman but were are reconsidering what punishment to carry out.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, in jail serving a 10-year sentence for the murder of her husband, was She was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her drug addict husband.

Her case generated international outrage and earlier this year Iranian officials suspended plans to carry out her death sentence on the adultery conviction, according to the Daily Mail.

An official told the Daily Mail that experts were assessing if the stoning punishment could be changed to hanging.

"There is no haste. ... We are waiting to see whether .....
Posted by johnnykwek on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 at 12:05 PM
Even though she's 33yo... but ladies from the middle east region like Pakistan, North India, Arabic countries, Turkey.... many of them are still really very sexy, beautiful and desiring after 30s or mother of few kids.... *drool*
Posted by Small Fly on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 at 11:32 AM
Already 33 years old. Have to try very hard you see :D
Posted by mystrawberry on Mon, 26 Dec 2011 at 20:59 PM

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