Anti-Islam film: Pak court orders to lodge case against PTA
Posted on: 12:56 AM IST Sep 28, 2012
Lahore: A court in Lahore on Thursday ordered police to register a criminal case against the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the heads of Google and YouTube over the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims'.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdus Sattar Langa further directed officials of Islampura police station in Lahore to book the producer, director and actors of the film.
The judge directed the police station chief to report within 10 days after registering the case.
The judge issued the order in response to a petition filed by Khatam-e-Nabuwat Lawyers Forum president Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry.
Chaudhry asked the court to direct police to take action against the PTA, Google and YouTube as the movie was available on the internet.
He also sought action against those involved in making the anti-Islam film. He said the feelings of all Muslims had been hurt by the film.
The court should order police to register a case so that no one would dare to make such blasphemous movies in future, he contended.
The film has triggered violent protests across Pakistan.
Twenty-three people were killed and property worth billions of rupees was destroyed during protests last week.
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