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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Faces Backlash Over Physical Assault on Student; Issues clarification

Viral News: Renowned Pakistani playback and Qawwali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan faces criticism for a video circulating online depicting him engaging in physical aggression towards one of his students. The singer later issues clarification.

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By Ritika Nath
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Renowned Pakistani playback and Qawwali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan found himself at the center of controversy recently when a  video circulating online depicted him engaging in physical aggression towards one of his students. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, sparked widespread outrage among netizens, who condemned Khan's behavior.

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Viral Video

In the video that surfaced on social media platforms,  Khan can be seen resorting to physical violence, including using shoes and slapping, against his student over a missing "bottle." The footage quickly garnered attention, prompting strong reactions from the online community.

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Responding to the uproar,  Khan issued an apology in a subsequent video, wherein he attempted to justify the altercation as a "personal matter between a teacher and his student." He identified the student, Naveed Hasnain, as the individual subjected to punishment in the video. Hasnain, standing alongside Khan in the same video, explained that the missing bottle contained water sanctified by a pir, emphasizing that it was a significant item.

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"He is my father and my teacher. He loves us a lot too. Whoever has done this act [of leaking the video] is blackmailing to defame my teacher," Hasnain stated in defense of Khan, suggesting an attempt to tarnish the singer's reputation.

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Reports indicate that Khan sought forgiveness from Hasnain immediately after the incident. Despite his efforts to clarify the situation, criticism continued to mount on social media platforms, with many dismissing Khan's explanation for his actions as "lame" and "embarrassing."

Netizens React to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's Viral Video

The incident underscores the scrutiny public figures face in the age of social media, where actions captured on camera can quickly ignite controversy and provoke widespread condemnation.

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As the fallout from the video persists, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan finds himself grappling with the repercussions of his actions and navigating the complexities of public perception.

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