The name of former World-Cup winning captain of Pakistan, Imran Khan has always surrounded with controversies.
Be it with the obscene messages of his on-field notoriety; the Pakistani cricketer turned politician has an affinity towards new controversies.
It was only recently that Imran Khan’s marriage controversy with his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka, also known as Pinki Pir, took centre stage.
The deadly bowler in his prime is yet again within the folds of the limelight due to his morphed image on Lord Shiva, which hurt sentiments of both Hindu’s and Muslim’s.
As a matter of fact, the image was used for propagandising his political agenda and therefore even did rounds in the Pakistani parliament.
“Such posts have deeply hurt the religious sentiments of more than four million Hindus living in Pakistan. Such offences were covered by cyber laws and should not remain unpunished,” honorary Speaker of Pakistan Parliament spoke.
If reports are to be believed, the morphed image was uploaded by a Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) enthusiast about seven days back.
Although it took a while for the image to get reckoning initially, it spread like wildfire once it caught momentum.
These images were found on various social media pages, namely, We Love Nawaz Sharif’ and ‘Shahbaz Sharif’ even though the reason is still unknown.
Shortly after, the picture received a substantial amount of flak amongst the citizens of Pakistan who are off the opinion that it is against the fundamentals of Islam.
In fact, the masses demand the ‘cyber wing’ to take instant action to get these pictures off the internet. The sentiments of the Hindus in Pakistan were also deeply hurt. Many criticised the government for these kinds of posts.
Here’s a look at how Twitter unleashed its wrath
— peeyush raj (@RajPeeyush06) April 12, 2018
Jai Hind! We strongly protest this and need to be removed. The so called Pseudo-seculars must speak now???https://t.co/V60wF59yWg
— Atmasamman Trust (@Atmasamman3157) April 13, 2018
— Mohan kumar (@MohanRock24) April 15, 2018
The controversy also acquired political colours after members of Khan's PTI party accused supporters of rival Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League of circulating the offensive photograph on social media siteshttps://t.co/sqAy4qXSSy
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 12, 2018
Notorious Paki politician Imran khan's face was shown in picture of Lord shiva in photo frame.dis has extremely hurt sentiments of Pakistan Hindus & they wanted enquiry in it.FIA was given responsibility of probe.Hindu temples r in bad condition in pak & hindu population diminish
— Akash Malhotra (@amrish19620) April 11, 2018
— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) April 12, 2018
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) April 12, 2018
— KunalVM (@Kunal_Verma_pb) April 13, 2018
— T2 Online (@T2_Online) April 14, 2018
SHAME on PMLN cyber Wing,Pakistan.😡
Picture depicting Imran Khan ( cricketer turned politician) as Bhagwan Shiva goes viral, causes uproar in Pakistan's parliament. pic.twitter.com/VStDgIjOlh
— Anurag saxena (@saaxenanurag) April 13, 2018
If we are equal citizen in pakistan so what is this ? This is not in islam that. We want to take action against this. We are Pakistanis but first we are hindu. I requested to @AsimBajwaISPR @MaryamNSharif @ImranKhanPTI to take action ageist this facebook page pic.twitter.com/eQBEMHe3O1
— Kaidar Nath (@NathKAidar) April 11, 2018