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Winking Is Forbidden In Islam, Says Plea To Supreme Court Against Priya Varrier Song

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| April 9 , 2018 , 10:55 IST

A fresh plea has been filed in Supreme Court by two Hyderabad based parties against the now famous winking actress Priya Prakash Varrier and her movie 'Oru Adaar Love' media reported on Monday. The plea demanded the removal of Manikya Malaraaya Poovi song from the movie, claiming that winking is "forbidden in Islam."

The song consists of lyrics of a folk song originally written in praise of Prophet Mohammed and his wife Khadeeja Beevi, and is considered important to the Muslim community.

According to reports, the applicants want their plea to be heard before SC gives a decision about quashing of criminal proceedings against Varrier and the producer of the movie. 

The plea cited the verses from Quran stated that winking in Islam is forbidden. The plea said, "The 30-second clip shows a young schoolgirl and a schoolboy exchanging smiles, eyebrows wiggles and winks from across the way. It has completely captivated audiences but with a wrinkle on the face of religious Muslims".

The peal described the song as 'an act of blasphemy'.

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The Supreme Court in February, this year stayed all criminal proceedings against Priya Prakash Varrier for her wink in the song Manika Malaraya Poovi from the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love. The fresh petition, on the other hand, calls for the removal of the song from the movie to be screened. 

Earlier, the apex Court also stayed all criminal proceedings against the film’s producer Joseph Valakuzhy Eapen and director Omar Abdul Wahab. The court, which heard the matter on an urgent basis following the request of the actress’ lawyers the day before, also stated that no FIR can be lodged against them in any state in future for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. 

Responding to the controversy, the film's director Omar Lulu had said he did not see why the song was becoming an issue now. "This song has been around since 1978 and I was surprised how it became an issue now. In Kerala, I don't think there was any opposition," he had said.

The Malayalam-language romantic comedy film Oru Adaar Love is set to release in theatres on June 14.