Women in Pakistan are facing dire situations where they fear for their safety during a series of attacks.
After a shocking video of a woman being attacked by men’s forces in Lahore on August 14 spread on social media, watching spectators and causing the blame to spread, the same day a woman was reported sexually abused.
In this video shared on social media, two women traveling in open rides on a busy street are seen jumping over a man’s steps and kissing his cheek.
According to The News International, a video clip could see two women with a baby sitting between them behind a rickshaw on a busy street in Pakistan (many on social media said it was Lahore).
The women look shocked when they see a pair of motorcyclists chasing a rickshaw, calling the women and looking at them. The man suddenly jumps on the rickshaw and violently “kisses” the woman. According to The News International, he and the woman next to him were shocked, but no one intervened.
Also in the video, one of the women takes off her slippers and threatens to hit the motorcyclist with it. The abused woman is very angry and tries very hard to get out of the rickshaw, but is stopped by her friend.
Riksho appears to be surrounded by men in cars and motorcycles carrying the Pakistani national flag, suggesting that the ceremony took place during Independence Day celebrations.
While the video sparked outrage and violence on social media, many urged the government to take strong action against sexual harassment.
“Where are those men and women who were spitting at Space last night? Are these women also TiKToker? What did they do to welcome such behavior? Are the women safe? Is anyone listening?” Asmat Ali Zain was asked.
Someone else said, “It’s scary!” At the time of writing, The News reported.
Earlier, even while Pakistan was celebrating Independence Day, a TikTok user in Lahore was seen “brutally attacked” by militias, and for a time the event was among the main hashtag on Twitter #minarPakistan and among the hashtags used were # 400 men and angry people who expressed their shock and hatred of violence against women.
According to local media reports, the woman lodged a complaint with police, alleging that a mob of about 400 people attacked her and her friends during a video shoot near Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.
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