Female TikToker Ayesha Baig along with her companions was allegedly harassed and assaulted by hundreds of men grope in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park on Independence Day. The victim, and her friends, were making a TikTok video in the park when hordes of men of all ages climbed a fence and attacked them. The victim clothes were torn off and she was tossed in the air by the mob.
The incident came to light after a video of the incident started circulating on social media with citizens expressing anger over the actions of the men in the video.
(Trigger warning: violence, harassment)
Yes All men
All the 400 men are Culprit and RAPIST #minarepakistan
— Husn.E.Qudrat👩⚕️ (@HusnHere) August 17, 2021
The girl screams for help as she’s groped by hundreds of men.There is Azaan going on in the background
They didn’t care for sanctity of another person’s body,they didn’t care about sanctity of #MinarePakistan,they didn’t care about sanctity of #Muharram#ayesha #400men #Lahore pic.twitter.com/pdMYGnfzt7
— Muhammad Elyas 🇵🇰🇵🇸 (@0doctorstrange) August 18, 2021
Police have registered a case against 400 people allegedly involved in the incident. In the first information report (FIR) registered at the Lorry Adda police station, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, the complainant stated that she, along with six companions, were filming a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day when around 300 to 400 people “attacked us”.
She said that she and her companions made a lot of effort to escape from the crowd. Observing the situation, the park’s security guard opened the gate to the enclosure around Minar-e-Pakistan, the FIR quotes her as saying.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday has taken notice of the people assaulting a female TikToker at Minar-e-Pakistan on the eve of August 14. As per details, PM Imran Khan contacted Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani and took details of the incident. He directed Punjab’s top cop to immediately arrest the people involved in assaulting the woman.
Many celebrities were left in shock after the incident and expressed their anger on social media.
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!
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 17, 2021
Damn I’m sorry.. I keep forgetting – it was Her fault!! Poor 400 men.. they couldn’t help it. #MinarePakistan
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 17, 2021
What they will say: Pakistan is an Islamic Republic and medinay ki riyasat
What is the reality: Woman molested by 400 men at Minare Pakistan on Independence Day during Azaan.
We preach religion and patriotism here but we follow hedionism and barbarism. #minarepakistan
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) August 18, 2021
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 #MinarePakistan
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) August 17, 2021
Osman Khalid Butt
Another day, another incident, another moment we find ourselves collectively hanging our heads in shame.
Action, not just condemnation.
Bring the perpetrators to justice.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) August 17, 2021
Now that we hav a plethora of evidence of what unfolded at #minarepakistan Can we finally see our police in action by putting those men responsible for this gruesome act behind the bars? Is this too much to ask for our women?#400men #lahoreincident #needanswers #protectourwomen
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) August 18, 2021
Disgusted, petrified, ashamed and speechless.. Quaid-e-Azam! We are sorry. #minarepakistan .
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) August 18, 2021
Ive been mulling over what to write after this mob groping video surfaced on the net today from Minar E Pakistan💔. Kahan reh gya hamara adab, ihteram, shirafat, haya? Kaise 400 admion ne 1 aurat ko mazak bana dia? Ye kon log hain jin ki haiwaniat khatam he nahi hoti?
— Zahid Ahmed (@zahidahmed_) August 17, 2021
Just spoken to the PM Imran Khan regarding Minare Pakistan Incident, Imran Khan is sad and angry over the Lahore incident. Ayesha will get justice soon In Sha Allah#MinarePakistan
— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) August 18, 2021
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. #minarepakistan
— Shahveer Jafry (@shahveerjaay) August 17, 2021
I want to hear what the “not all men” brigade has to say this time!!!
Hope this incident is dreadful enough to open your eyes..atleast this time there will be no judgement about the girl & how she could have AVOIDED the situation!
Extremely DISGUSTED! Disturbing!#lahoreincident
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) August 18, 2021
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They didn’t care for sanctity of another person’s body, they didn’t care about sanctity of #MinarePakistan, they didn’t care about sanctity of #Muharram and they didn’t care that stripping a women carries the death penalty. Laws alone can’t fix our moral and social degenaration.
— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) August 17, 2021
Cannot sleep, Horrified …. https://t.co/XfT9b9MC0p
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) August 18, 2021
Musician Dino Ali
We sincerely hope that the Government should take necessary actions to ensure that women in Pakistan are safe.
(FIR Source: Dawn.com)