London: Famous Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s apology after the video of the torture on the ‘Student’ went viral:
They said ‘consider it a blessing to beat a teacher in Qawwali.’ Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been in discussion on social media since the last few days, and the reason for this is a viral video of him in which he is apparently torturing a man, asking ‘Where is my bottle?’ It is not yet known when this video is and by whom it was recorded, but it shows Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s sultry style, which his fans were not familiar with until now.
A large number of users on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc., condemned the ‘inhuman’ treatment of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Some have even called it the ‘dark face of fame.’
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan himself confirmed these videos and said that it is a ‘mutual matter between a teacher and a student.’ In the nearly one-minute video, which also has various cuts, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan punches the man on the head, face, and back and finally drags him out the door.
Meanwhile, this person repeatedly asks the same question, ‘Which bottle?’ At one point, Rahat points his finger and warns, ‘I will kill you.’ Rahat hits his ‘student’ at least 12 times, including punches and slaps. But now Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also presented his opinion on this incident which is being discussed on social media. In the video statement, ‘Student Naveed Hasnain’ is standing on one side of him, and ‘Student’s father Nafees Ahmed’ is standing on the other side. In the said video, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan describes this violence as ‘a matter between a teacher and a student.’ In this regard, he said in the released video that ‘when the student does good work, we also give so much love. If there is any mistake, they also punish him.
On social media, people from various fields, including showbiz, have condemned Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s behavior in this viral video. All the immigrants strongly condemned this act and said that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has committed a crime that must be punished, whether it is big or small; the law is equal for all. The accountability of such a person will be a lesson to many others.
Report by S M Irfan Tahir Photojournalist / Member National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.