According to a written police complaint (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLAINT COPY) submitted by Arshi Khan, to several senior police officials in Mumbai, a man claiming or owing allegiance to the bannedHafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Pakistan threatened the actress not to step on Pakistan soil for insulting Islam or risk losing her life. The caller who claimed to speak on behalf of Hafiz Saeed, said the leader had issued instructions to his followers and supporters in India and Pakistan to “teach the actress a strong lesson for insulting Islam”.
A Muslim cleric from a Madrasa on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border had issued a fatwa against Arshi Khan last week for posing nude for a Hollywood film director Lynn Baxter and for tweeting that she had sex with Pakistani cricketer Shahif Afridi. Acoording to Arshi Khan who spoke to the news website IndiaNewsNetwork.IN, she got several threatening, vulgar and abusive calls from across the border over the last five days after the fatwa was issued.
“Most of the callers were abusive and used very vulgar language, however on 31st October, I received 2-3 calls from a person claiming to be a member of the JuD who threatened me that I would be shot and killed the moment I stepped on Pakistan soil. I just disconnected the first call after a few seconds, but when the caller called again, I decided to complain to the police,” Arshi Khan told IndiaNewsNetwork.IN on phone. Arshi Khan said the same caller telephoned her 3-4 times on 31st October and 1st November.