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Meesha Shafi’s sexual harassment appeal against Ali Zafar gets rejected

In April this year, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexually harassing him through a Twitter post.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 03, 2018 7:06 IST ]

Meesha Shafi’s sexual harassment appeal against Ali Zafar rejected by Punjab Governor

The Governor of Punjab has dismissed the appeal of Pakistan musician Meesha Shafi filed against renowned singer Ali Zafar accusing him of sexual harassment. Her appeal was rejected on July 11. The musician had earlier filed a complaint to the governor against Ali Zafar under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010.  

The Express Tribune quoted the actor's legal team as stating, "Meesha was not compelled in any way to work with Ali. The appeal was dismissed some time ago, around the same time Ali's debut Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble was releasing. Therefore, we didn't want the attention of the movie to be diverted."

Shafi's legal team will appeal again on a competent forum, reported The Express Tribune.

Earlier, Shafi, in a social media post, said Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions and that her "conscience does not allow her to be silent anymore". Ali, however, rebuffed Shafi's allegations.

Soon after Meesha Shafi’s allegations on Zafar, several other women, some from within the industry, stood up lauding Shafi’s bold move to speak up. Many women even revealed about how Zafar allegedly sexually harassed them.

Zafar, a Pakistani singer-songwriter, has worked in several Bollywood films including 'Tere Bin Laden,' 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,' 'Chashme Baddoor,' and 'Dear Zindagi.'

(With ANI Inputs) 

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