However, nude images are rare in conservative India – and rarer still in Muslim Pakistan, where clerics have denounced the picture.Add in a bitter regional rivalry between two nuclear powers that have been to war three times and the result is an explosive mix.Islamabad's interior minister has even been dragged into the spat.
Veena Malik, a Pakistani actress, admits posing topless with the letters ISI stencilled on her arm, a reference to Pakistan's shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence directorate in a cheeky dig at Indian paranoia. "I agreed to a photo shoot and having an ISI tattoo in a humorous way but I did not have any nude photos.
My pictures have been morphed," she told a Pakistani TV channel.
Her lawyers say they have served a legal notice on FHM India demanding the December edition be withdrawn and $2m in damages.
The tattoo alone would have been enough to provoke a backlash in India, where the ISI is routinely blamed for terrorist attacks.
"Maybe she is facing some kind of backlash, so maybe that's why she is denying it," he said.
During the 1971 Bangladesh war for independence, members of the Pakistani military and supporting Bihari and Bengali Razaker militias from Jamaat e Islami raped between two and four hundred thousand Bangladeshi women in a systematic campaign of genocidal rape.
The activists and leaders of Islamic parties were also involved in the rapes and abduction of women.
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