Women in Pakistan face a deteriorating situation in which they fear for their safety in the face of increasing violence.
After a recent horrific video of a woman being attacked by hordes of men on August 14 in Lahore went viral on social media, leaving viewers shocked and evoking widespread condemnation, another video has reportedly surfaced from the same day of a woman becoming sexual abused.
In this video, shared on social media, we see two women driving an open rickshaw on a busy road when a man jumps on the footboard of the vehicle and kisses her on the cheek.
According to The News International, two women can be seen with a child between them in the back of a rickshaw somewhere on a busy street in Pakistan (many on social media said it was Lahore).
The women are visibly alarmed to see a pair of motorcyclists chasing after the rickshaw, cackling and peering at the women. A man jumps onto the rickshaw out of nowhere and violently “kiss” the woman. Startled, she and the woman next to her scream, but no one intervenes, The News International reported.
Furthermore, in the video, one of the women takes off her slipper and threatens to hit a motorcyclist. The woman who was harassed at one point becomes extremely upset and desperately tries to get out of the rickshaw, but is stopped there by her companion.
The rickshaw appears to have been surrounded by men in cars and motorcycles carrying Pakistan’s national flag, indicating the incident took place during the Independence Day celebrations, the report reported.
The video caused outrage and uproar on social media, with many calling on the government to take strict action against sexual harassment.
“Where are ALL those men and women who were spewing hate in a Space last night??? Are these women TiKTokers too?? What have they done to provoke such behavior?? Are women safe? Is anyone listening?” asked Asmat Ali Zain.
While another person said “TERRIBLE!” wrote, The News reported.
Earlier, a TikTok user was “relentlessly attacked” by hordes of men in Lahore even as Pakistan was celebrating its Independence Day and for a while the incident was one of the main hashtags on Twitter #minarPakistan and #400 men were among the hashtags used by outraged people who expressed their shock and disgust at the violence against women.
The woman filed a complaint with police alleging that a mob of about 400 people attacked her and her friends while she was filming a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Aug. 14, according to local reports. media.
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