Was the slap staged? People debate on social media

Was the slap staged? People debate on social media

Recently a video of a Muslim cleric attacking a woman lawyer and human rights activist on live TV while debating triple talaq and Muslim women’s rights has gone viral on the Internet.


Let us understand the whole story first before coming to the conclusion,

ZEE NEWS held a debate on that fatwa in which the panellist were Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi (member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board), Nida Khan, Farha Faiz (lawyer), Farhat Naqvi, Syed Zarine Khan (Social Advocate), Yasir Jilani (Muslim Rashtriya Manch Media Spokesperson), .

During the live debate, they both engaged in a heated argument which resulted in a slap fight. It was clear in the clipping that the Farha Faiz who is associated with RSS and is president of Rashtrawadi Muslim Mahila Sangh first slapped Arshad Qasmi. After the incident, Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi was remanded for 14-days judicial custody.

The video went viral on social media and many people are concerned that this slapping incident was all staged.

  • Seconds before the incident takes place, Ambar Zaidi moves the glass of water preparing for something to happen.
  • If we look at the video clip carefully we can see that Yasir Jilani who is a spokesperson of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (the Muslim wing of RSS) pushed the Lady’s hand towards the Muslim cleric which resulted in a slap.
  • And just 3 seconds before this incident Yasir Jilani looked back as if he was waiting for the signal to implement the plan, after looking back and getting the confirmation he proceeds to push the women’s hand and the cleric got slapped. Watch the video at 25:00 carefully, you can see Yasir Jilani looking back and moving towards the woman to give her had a push to slap him and in addition before pushing the woman’s hand he started shouting all of the sudden.

On seeing all these moves social media, questions has been raised by many people if this incident was pre-planned and staged.