The Taliban has Issued a Fatwa in Pakistan Against a Short Film Based on the Mumbai Attacks

Instead of giving peace a chance, this one has become yet another victim of ridiculous fatwas issued by the Taliban in Pakistan. US-based filmmaker Parthiban Shanmugan’s26 11 attack 10-minute short film on one of the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 has earned the ire of the banned outfit in Lahore.

Titled A Letter to the Terrorist, the film features Kia Scherr who lost her husband and daughter to terrorism during her stay in the city. A human rights organisation in Pakistan was keen on taking the film forward to as many students as possible.

`They had made several arrangements through a film festival organisation in Lahore and Karachi. Unfortunately, the word-of-mouth worked against us as the news spread and the next thing we know there is an official ban from the Taliban,` says the Atlanta-based director.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 8:00pm