Minar-e-Pakistan: Heinous incident sparks outrage among celebrities, netizens

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Aug, 2021. 10:48 am
Minar-e-Pakistan Incident Celebrities call out

Several Pakistani showbiz celebrities called out the heinous and animalistic incident at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore after a huge crowd of around 300 to 400 men assaulted a female TikToker on Independence Day.

The first information report (FIR) was registered at the Lorry Adda police station on the TikTok star’s complaint after hundreds of unidentified persons assaulted her at Minar-e-Pakistan.

In her complaint, the Tiktoker stated that she was filming a video on 14th August along with her friends when 300 to 400 people attacked them. She said the crowd surrounded them, pushing and shoving. They also tried to tear her clothes, she added.

However, actors including Mahira Khan, Farhan Saeed, Agha Ali, Ahmed Ali Butt and many others strongly rebuked the barbaric act as the disturbing videos and images from the incident began to circulate all over social media.

Mahira Khan tweeted, “I can’t believe what I just saw!!! I’ve said it before and I will say it again – make an example out of these men! #MinarePakistan.”

“Damn I’m sorry. I keep forgetting – it was Her fault!! Poor 400 men.. they couldn’t help it,” she added.

Singer Farhan Saeed also took to Twitter to condemn the heinous act. “Disgusted, Furious, Heartbroken, Ashamed! Ashamed of being a man today , ashamed that the men of this country keep doing these horrible acts every other day, ashamed that the law of my country does not hang these predators so that this doesn’t happen again,” he wrote.

“400 MEN! WRONG, THEY WERE ANIMALS AND THIS WAS NOT HARASSMENT THIS WAS SEXUAL TERRORISM. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THAT GIRL WHO WENT THROUGH THIS AND I WANT TO TELL HER THAT WE AS A NATION ARE SORRY .. WE ARE EXTREMELY SORRY BEHEN. I AM SO SHOCKED TO SEE THESE VIDEO CLIPS,” actor Aagha Ali said.

Also, actress Mariyam Nafees lashed out at all those blaming women for inappropriate dressing and timing. She said no matter how the woman is, still no one has the right to behave like this.

“Akeli nahi thi. Din mein thi. Puray libaas mein thi. National monument pe thi. Muharram mein thi. Azaan horahi thi. Yeh sab na hota tab bhi kisi ko ijazat nahi thi,” wrote Nafees.

YouTuber Shahveer Jafry tweeted, “The girl screams for help as she’s groped by hundreds of men. There is Azaan going on in the background. I’m finding it hard to wrap my head around that scenario.”

Moreover, the TikToker said, during the incident at Minar-e-Pakistan, her ring and earrings were also snatched, adding that a mobile phone of her friend, and some cash were also stolen.

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