Padma Patil Actress’ Family Charged with Assault


Jul 01, 2010

Posted by John Admin

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.

94 Responses to Padma Patil Actress’ Family Charged with Assault

Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: that is so sad and crazy, i hope nobody got hurt.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Oh my god thats awful!!Avatar ImageIceholic says: What the... What is wrong with these people?Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: crazy!!!!!Avatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: Wow, that's so crazy!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: This is crazy! It was no doubt some kind of attempted honor killing. Incidents like this can't not continue to happen. It's getting out of hand! It's wrong, regardless of their cultural beliefs. I'm just happy she's okay. The father and brother should NOT have been released on bail.Avatar Imagecminmd says: That sounds terrible. I can't imagine having your father and brother try to kill you? I wonder if it is about money? I can't imagine how you get over your own family trying to kill you? Avatar ImageGwynogs_rabbit says: GOOD GRIEF!!! JERKS!Avatar ImageLucida says: omg hope she's okay!Avatar Imagepotterversefan says: SAD!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: you mean they didnt cast actual twins for the patil twins??? bummer ha im a terrible personAvatar Imageminishiva says: God this is terrible! I hope she's fine. Avatar Imagemollypooh12347 says: This is so terrible! I hope that they didn't her...:(Avatar ImageMeggie the Goose says: That's awful and so sad and sick that there are people like that around.Avatar ImageDawna says: That is absolutely horrible! Thankfully someone went to the authoroties & she is safe.Avatar Imageaval says: sad :(Avatar ImagePotter_Puella says: I feel so bad for her! Good thing she's alright. Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Thats so awful your brother & father?! Dear lord!Avatar Imagepotterprab says: thats horrible hope she's safe. stay strong Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: That's horrible! I know people have different views and believe in different religions but to want to kill your own daughter or sister is appalling!!! I hope she's ok and that they get the punishment they deserve.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: thats insane. hope nobody is hurtAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Could have been tragic folks.Avatar ImageSindi says: wow.. i hope the best for Afshan, hopefully she wont have to put up with this any longer.. Avatar Imagebudgie says: I agree with ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: OMG!!!!!!!!!! Poor Girl!!! that's just Mad!!!Avatar ImagePPFK says: That's terrible. Abuse is disgusting - animals or people. I hope that her family are alright and that those evil people get sent to jail. She's such a public figure; I can't believe they thought they could get away with it. Avatar ImagePPFK says: That's terrible. Abuse is disgusting - animals or people. I hope that her family are alright and that those evil people get sent to jail. She's such a public figure; I can't believe they thought they could get away with it. Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: messed up lol my american side is showing a lot todayy lol there it is again(:Avatar ImageMartina Lestrange says: god thats awful! some people are just insane and scary! i hope she gets thru this okay :/Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: This is tragic for her!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Goodness... that's horrible. :(Avatar ImageOwling says: OMG What the..?? That's awful! I hope she's ok and that everything is worked out soon!Avatar Imagejacket says: That is absolutly horrid! I can not understand why anyone would do such a thing! I hope everyone is alright...Avatar Imagegoldish_red says: This reminds of the case of aqsa parvez in toronto - she was killed by her father and her brother ("honour-killing") because she dishonoured the family by refusing to wear the hijab and a bunch of other clashes she had with their values... They were the ones to turn themselves in, actually. Avatar Imagejuliadiggory92 says: Oh how sad, I hope that she's okAvatar ImageLittle Light says: They should be thrown into Azkaban!! The jerks!! Avatar ImageWickedLoz says: Bloody hell, hope she's doing alright. vicki_the_house_elf *ROAR* - There hasn't been any mention of Azad's family religion, why would you assume the threats and assault has to do with religion? Avatar ImageSeVeRuS3 says: :(( that's trrbl!Avatar Imagejenge says: How terrible :( I hope she gets through this okay!Avatar ImageEeyore says: That's such a disturbing story. I hope that she is safe while the courts figure this out.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Aww thats horrible :(Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Her own family...Avatar ImageHPismydrug says: my god, why would you do that to your own family?Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Oh, poor Afshan! This is terrible, I hope she is safe and well at the moment.Avatar ImageProfessor M says: The article I saw said that her father and brother wanted her to stop seeing her boyfriend.Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: That's a really random thing to happen.Avatar ImagePatrickPotter says: omg that's awfulAvatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: that is terrible. :( it's sad that this kind of stuff still happens. Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: sadAvatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: That's too bad...Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: WOAH. :(Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: 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. Avatar ImageSash1113 says: 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.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: 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 ...Avatar ImageEmmaria says: what the hell they think they ar doing? to kill thier daughter it's worse they have to be shamfulAvatar Imageele0206 says: OMG I hope they go in jail!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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.Avatar Imageblackhair says: That's disgusting and very sad :(Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: This is so sad! Afshan will be in my prayers.Avatar Imagehermiones says: 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 (?) lolAvatar Imagedreampotter says: I hope she or someone from WB has hired her a body guard. She may still need protection from her family.Avatar ImageShinyPineapple says: aww i hope she's alright!!! those idiots will get what they deserve...jail!!!Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: OMG, this is sad. I guest the big question is why?Avatar ImageFifi says: That terrible even to think that people like that exist.Avatar Imagekimmybabii says: OMG!! that is so sad :( hope she is o.k. xoxo <3 xxxxAvatar ImageCeltise says: I saw in one of the english papers that her family are strict muslims and they found out her boyfriend was hindu.Avatar ImageFresca says: I amg glad that she survived the attack. We had an"honour killing" of a young lady in Toronto recently. What a darn shame. I wish that people from other countries were better educated about Western Laws when they come to Western countries. That might help to prevent such atrocities.Avatar ImageOh Neville says: This is terribly sad. Hope things work out for her. Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: What a sad and scary situation. Avatar ImageTotal-Eclipse014 says: that's horrible! how can people be so mean?!?Avatar Imagehewy says: Well, the strict muslims sure fits! We had an honour killing here in Arizona where a father ran over his daughter with a large SUV. This in the name of Allah where women are nothing but things to be disposed of as men see fit. Yeah that sounds like a kind and caring religion to me - NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: That's so horrible! I hope she's okay now...Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: An assault and attempted killing is terrible enough, but when the perpetrators are your own father and brother... that's just... I can't begin to think about how awful it must be because I could never imagine my dad and brother doing that to me. May Afshan have the strength and support to get through this ordeal.Avatar ImageEdwardZonum says: Thats really really terribleAvatar Imagesessionka says: Thank God she's safe!!!!Avatar ImageBlack_wind says: omg:(...why would want your father and bro want to kill you?:(Avatar Imageblue_rogue says: Very, very sadAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is TERRIBLE! Stuff like that is happening frequently now and it is just awful!!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I I am so sad to hear this and hope and pray tht Allah will send the angels to guide and protect her. Perhaps she will get a restraining order against them if they refuse to see right. There isn't anywhere in our Holy Quran that says tht we should harm our children if we feel tht they aren't "living right". This is terrible and upsets me to think tht she has to live in such fear. she is such a wonderful actor and I don't see why anyone would want to harm her. May Allah protect her.Avatar Imagesiriuslover15 says: That's terrible!!!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: oh my ,Thank the gods above she's okay Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Our thoughts are with you Afshan, hope you're doing okAvatar Imagegoodenough says: That's really horrible.. Go I really hope she is ok. I read about it in my local newspaper, whom btw managed to put a picture of Katie Lounge with it.. Avatar Imagevandy says: sad :( Her father ?? Shame on him. trying to kill his own daughterAvatar ImageAirallia says: OMG i hope she's ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehar1020 says: Thats horrible... why would hey do that?Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Creepy & nuts!!!Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: This is so wrong. Sadly, in some cultures, women are second class citizens. I hope these two men will be prosecuted and I pray for her safety and well being.Avatar Imagecrom says: I hope this all works out :(Avatar ImageTheWaiter says: What ?That is so wrong. I hope that Afshan is ok. Poor her. Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: Ugh. That's make me feel really sick :(Avatar ImageSiriusAboutPotter says: damn... not good =(Avatar ImageJenna27 says: Thats terrible! I hope everything is ok.Avatar Imagemistypaws5 says: that's horrible :( hope everyone's okay.

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