Blasphemy plea against Rahat Fateh Ali over Love Aaj kal song

Blasphemy plea against Rahat Fateh Ali over Love Aaj kal song

Makkah Colony resident Lailatul Kubra submitted a petition that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had recorded a song, Aj Din Charhia Teray Rang Warga for an Indian film, Love Aaj Kal. In the song, the petitioner said, Khan uttered improper words about God that hurt her religious sentiments as well as those of other Muslims. She said that the song had denied the power and oneness of God. Kubra said she had approached the SHO of Kahna police station to register an FIR against Khan but no action was taken.

Kubra requested the court to order the Capital City Police Officer and the SHO to register an FIR against Khan under Sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 295-C (use of derogatory remarks in respect of the Holy Prophet), and 298 (uttering words to wound religious feelings) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

In its comments, the police told the court that the petitioner had never visited the police station or filed an application. On Tuesday, Advocate Mian Bashir Saif, from the Free Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement, said, on behalf of Khan, that no case was made out against his client under the above mentioned sections of the PPC. He further said that Kahna police had no jurisdiction to take action against Khan if he sang a song in India.

Here are the lyrics of the song written in Roman Urdu while the objectionable lines are highlighted as well.

Ajj din chadheya
Tere rang warga
Ajj din chadheya
Tere rang warga
Phul sa hai khila aaj din

Rabba mere din yeh na dhale
Woh jo mujhe khawab mein mile
Use tu lagade ab gale
Tenu dil da vasta

Rabba aaya din yeh yaar ke
Sara jahan chod chad ke
Mere sapne sawar de
Tenu dil da vasta

Ajj din chadheya
Tere rang warga

Baksha gunaho ko
Sun ke duwao ko
Rabba pyaar hai
Tune sab ko hi de diya
Meri bhi aahon ko
Sun le duwao ko
Mujhko woh dila mene jisko hai dil diya

Hoooo
Baksha gunaho ko
Sun ke duwao ko
Rabba pyaar hai
Tune sab ko hi de diya
Meri bhi aahon ko
Sun le duwao ko
Mujhko woh dila mene jisko hai dil diya

Aasmaan pe aasmaan uske de itna bata
Woh jo mujhko dekh ke hase
Pana chahun raat din jise
Rabba mere naam kar use
Tenu dil da vasta

Ajj din chadheya
Tere rang warga

(Manga jo mera hai
Jata kya tera hai
Mene kaun si tujhse jannat manga li
Kaisa khuda hai tu
Bas naam ka hai tu
Rabba jo teri itni si bhi na chali) – 2

Chahiye jo mujhe
Kar de tu mujhko ata
Jeeti rahi saltanat teri
Jeeti rahe ashiqui meri
Dede mujhe zindagi meri
Tenu dil da vasta

Rabba mere din yeh na dhale
Woh jo mujhe khawab mein mile
Use tu lagade ab gale
Tenu dil da vasta

Rabba aaya din yeh yaar ke
Sara jahan chod chad ke
Mere sapne sawar de
Tenu dil da vasta

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