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Padma Patil Actress' Family Charged with Assault

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Posted by: Rosi
July 01, 2010, 07:58 PM

The father and brother of Afshan Azad appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 29th June charged with threatening and assaulting the Padma Patil actress. BBC News states that 54-year-old Abdul Azad and 28-year-old son Ashraf Azad, have both been accused of threatening to kill Afshan at her home in Longsight, Manchester. Ashraf has also been charged for allegedly assaulting his sister.

The case was adjourned for committal proceedings and will continue on the 12th of July at Manchester Crown Court.

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91 Comments

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omg that’s awful

Posted by PatrickPotter on July 02, 2010, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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that is terrible. :( it’s sad that this kind of stuff still happens.

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on July 02, 2010, 09:40 AM report to moderator
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That’s too bad…

Posted by Beatrice Jean Granger on July 02, 2010, 09:51 AM report to moderator
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WOAH. :(

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on July 02, 2010, 10:06 AM report to moderator
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It’s never about money. It’s ALWAYS about “honor.” She had the “misguided” belief that she has the right to live her life the way SHE chooses.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on July 02, 2010, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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Yikes – There’s a few of us with the opinion that this has to do with honor. Some cultures (usually fundamental and not Western) allow men to kill women that dishonor them.

Posted by Sash1113 on July 02, 2010, 10:42 AM report to moderator
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Good grief. To have your own dad and brother threaten to kill you? That is unbelievable, it’s like something out of a bad movie :(
I just hope that she wasnt hurt too badly, altho I guess the fact that she was assaulted at all by them is bad enough and, hurts a whole lot anyhows …

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 02, 2010, 10:57 AM report to moderator
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what the hell they think they ar doing? to kill thier daughter it’s worse they have to be shamful

Posted by Emmaria on July 02, 2010, 11:21 AM report to moderator
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OMG I hope they go in jail!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on July 02, 2010, 11:26 AM report to moderator
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I think what we have here is a culture clash between a family seeking to uphold its patriarchal cultural and/or religious traditions and a young woman who has been exposed to much more Western values by working in the film industry. I’ll bet she was dating someone who hadn’t been vetted by the family. Arranged marriages are still the traditional practice among many South Asian families, and to attempt to choose your own partner may well have been seen as ‘dishonoring the family name’ – especially if the couple had been intimate or even just spent time together outside the oversight of a chaperone. Part of me is trying to be open-minded about not imposing my Western values on Eastern cultures… but the much-larger feminist part of me is screaming, ‘Smash the patriarchy, wherever it rears its ugly head!’

I hope that Ms. Azad finds safe harbor and a circle of friends who can provide emotional support at what must be a very difficult time, and that her father and brother eventually come around to seeing that what they did was wrong and make it up to her in some way so that the family can be reunited.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on July 02, 2010, 11:34 AM report to moderator
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That’s disgusting and very sad :(

Posted by blackhair on July 02, 2010, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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This is so sad! Afshan will be in my prayers.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on July 02, 2010, 11:44 AM report to moderator
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did this really happen? i bet its just another story that the media took advantage of and made it into a spectacle, i bet it didnt have anyting to do with afshan (?) lol

Posted by hermiones on July 02, 2010, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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I hope she or someone from WB has hired her a body guard. She may still need protection from her family.

Posted by dreampotter [ROAR!] on July 02, 2010, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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aww i hope she’s alright!!! those idiots will get what they deserve…jail!!!

Posted by ProfessorAlice on July 02, 2010, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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