The belly dancing programme was arranged during 37-year-old Yahya Bin Salam Bahamed’s wedding reception at the Noori Palace Function Hall at Bandlaguda.

Belly dancing at Hyd reception Waqf Board issues notice to hallFile photo
news Controversy Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 07:35

The Telangana State Waqf Board (TSWB) on Monday issued a show-cause notice to Noori function hall, which had organised a dance show organised with Russian dancers during a reception.

The Board issued the notice to the function hall's supervisor, asking him why the license of the venue should not be revoked.

The Times of India reported that Noori function hall in Bandlaguda is a Waqf institution under Jamia Ilahiya Nooria.

“We issued the notice asking the supervisor to explain within a week as to why such a function was organised, forcing police to intervene. We are very serious about the issue. We warned them and asked an explanation as to why the finances should not be stopped forthwith,” ToI quoted a board official as saying.

Earlier this week, the Chandrayangutta police took nine people into custody for obscenity and for not taking prior permission after a late night wedding reception at Bandlaguda that hosted a belly dance performance.

The belly dancing programme was arranged during 37-year-old Yahya Bin Salam Bahamed’s wedding reception at the Noori Palace Function Hall at Bandlaguda. Bahamed is a businessman from Barkas.

“During the reception, a few relatives of the bridegroom had organised a music and dance programme. Russian dancers brought in from Mumbai and Delhi had performed obscene dances at the reception to the music played by the DJs and orchestra," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) V Satyanarayana, had told reporters. 

The incident came to light when the video of the performance went viral on social media.

The Chandrayangutta police booked a case and arrested the organisers under sections 294 (Obscene acts and song), and 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC. The arrested were Yahya Bin Salam Bahamed, Abdullah Bin Mohammed, Russian Ramesh Babu, an agent who arranged dancers from Russia, Mohd Hamid, Jogi Venkatesh, Mohd Waseemuddin, Syed Firasat Ali, Zahuruddin Mohammed and Mohd Amjad.

 

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