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Cops: No Evidence on 'Slumdog' Dad

4/22/2009 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rubina AllCops in India claim they have no evidence that the father of 9-year-old Rubina Ali -- one of the child stars from "Slumdog Millionaire" -- was trying to sell his daughter.

Rafiq Qureshi was accused of trying to sell Rubina for roughly $290,000 by a British newspaper that had set up an undercover operation to try and buy the young girl.

A senior police officer in India told Reuters, "So far there is no evidence of any offence, hence there is no registration of complaint and no arrest."

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shauna    

perfect way to get money...create a scandal. who knew?

1822 days ago
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Parents learn to entertain your own kids.    

whoever set this scandal up put the stepmother in the hot seat 'cuz momma was beating that ass.

1822 days ago
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Terri    

I'm just not ready to form an opinion yet on this one............

1822 days ago
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chrisa    

yeah and of course we are to believe a corrupt government and its puppets without question. laughable!

he is guilty and they are covering for him, bet they were bribed. bunch of misogynist ba*tards.

1822 days ago
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Sears Jobs    

No evidence... the guy has some good things going for him and then someone wants to mess it up. They should let the poor fellow be,

1822 days ago
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Jesus juice    

Of course the police have no evidence. Why would they even investigate it??? The subject is a little girl...and according to popular belief there, she is lower than a pig. In fact, all the males probably give the father Kudos for trying to sell her off and make money. (Read up on India and the Hindu beliefs about girls/women.)

1822 days ago
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northern gypsy    


one can only hope this is not true...
ummm...girls are bought & sold all the time...
cause she's a star...better asking price !!!

1822 days ago
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Jan    

Unfortunately, woman and children, especially little girls, have no rights in India when they are born to a poor family. The police would never waste their time for her rights as they don't believe she has rights. She is at the bottom of their class system. They will cover up this crime to prevent more crimes being brought to the public's attention. What he did is common practice there but usually they are sold for much less to be slaves.

1822 days ago
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tnomeralc web design toys    

I am from India and this issue is a whole shame for all Indians. Rafiq Qureshi says he has never tried to sell his daughter Rubina. It is still a hoax and I think truth will surely come up one day or another.

1822 days ago
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stephanie s.    

First of all someone may be trying to sabotage the dad because now his daughther is 'famous' and he has money. Also if he did try to sell his daughter the police there are easily bribed and corrupt so they could be making nothing out of something.

1822 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

Oh the Indian police said there was no evidence? Then by all means let's drop the case... the Pimp must be innocent.
Please... India is a cesspool of corruption and human degradation... they have poisoned their environment and diminished the meaning of human life... they mistreat and abuse animals and have no respect for the dignity of peace and compassion...just look at this over-populated horror story... LOOK AT IT... these slums make Pittsburgh appear habitable.
This "father" should be buried alive... and India should enact a "NO-birth" law for the next twenty-five years...
That goes for CHINA.

Let's clean our planet up....

1822 days ago
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Queen of the Damned    

"A senoir police officer in India told Reuters..." -- TMZ, you know there is a wonderful feature in computer software packages -- it's called "spell check". You guys should learn how to use it before you post stories.

With that said, I wish I could adopt this little girl and get her out of that environment. India and the Middle East are not good places for females.

1822 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

11. "A senoir police officer in India told Reuters..." -- TMZ, you know there is a wonderful feature in computer software packages -- it's called "spell check". You guys should learn how to use it before you post stories.

With that said, I wish I could adopt this little girl and get her out of that environment. India and the Middle East are not good places for females.

Posted at 11:07AM on Apr 22nd 2009 by boa

Calm down Boa - speed not spell check is the name of the game... you seem to have gotten the story... so let it go Mr. Anal.

1822 days ago
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Jack Russell    

I feel that this is really a case of media "justice". Just being poor does not mean that Mr Rafiq Qureshi does not love his daughter. But what we are seeing before the police announcement of "No Evidence" are all sorts of stories splashed over the front pages of news web sites, forums etc, saying that this poor man is selling is daughter. Everyone is entitled the very basics of law, to be innocent until you are proven guilty.

For Rafiq Qureshi, it seems to be the other way round. Why does he need to sell his daughter? I guess he can earn far more by leverage on her fame and allow her to appear on advertisements and commercials instead.

1822 days ago
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Amit Das    

you Westerners are at it again.... trying to take the higher moral ground when you are the ones with despicible ethics

>>Please... India is a cesspool of corruption and human degradation... they have poisoned their environment and
please get back into your hummer so you can go to Costco to buy a 36 pack of bottled water

>>diminished the meaning of human life...
you mean like slavery, blocking civil rights and creating "reservations" for indigenous peoples
no doubt the US treats its people well.... New Orleans anyone.... anyone... those poor African Americans were treated like animals by your own President

>>they mistreat and abuse animals and have no respect for the dignity of peace and compassion...
this one is easy... no doubt Westerners don't mistreat animals they just murder them, India is still 40% vegetarian, what about a progressive Western country like Sweden.... now go home and play with you dog Buster and fire up that BBQ.... yummy, its slaughtered pig for dinner

just look at this over-populated horror story... LOOK AT IT... these slums make Pittsburgh appear habitable...
If India instituted a one-child policy... you would be critizing them on suppressing freedom... hypocrites!
More people have come out of poverty in India in 60 years than when the Westerners ruled the place, they are changing as fast as they can...
all of the slums are safer at midnight than walking through south-central LA at noon

peace out

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