Lala Khurshid Khan
FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
FIR dismissed matter solved in jirga
Summary of Case
"On 17 January, 2022 YouTuber Lala Khurshid Khan Hazara was arrested in Balakot town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after he uploaded an offensive song - a Hindko song, which ‘disgraced’ women members of the local Gujjar tribe - on his YouTube channel against women of a tribe.
The video led protest from a Pashtun sub-sect demanding registration of a case and his arrest. Protester Junaid Qasim, a former tehsil nazim, said the residents couldn’t allow anyone to hurt their sentiments and disgrace women to ‘claim social media popularity’.
The police took no time to register the case as the protestors gathered outside the police station bringing cops under pressure to meet the demands promptly. The YouTuber also runs his Facebook page highlighting local issues. He was sent on judicial remand after presented before an anti-terrorism court in Abbottabad city.
Later on January 19, 2022, Police announced to withdraw the First Information Report (FIR).
“A jirga agreed to withdraw the FIR lodged against the YouTuber recently,” stated District Police Officer Sajjad Khan.
The jirga speakers, including Nawazish Khan, Maulana Inayatur Rehman, Saleem Khan, Abdul Qudus and Qazi Sadiq, stated that if anybody uploaded offensive contents/ footage/pictures on an ethnic/racial basis in future, he/she would be arrested under the relevant sections of the laws related to police and FIA.
The arrest came after scores of people took to the streets and blocked the Mansehra Naran Jalkhad Road in Balakot for over four hours.
The protesters insisted that the 48-year-old uploaded on his YouTube channel "
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
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Was FIR registered ?: Yes
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Was case investigated ?: No
Court where case was presented: Case not presented in any court yet
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