Violence against women, especially across public spaces, is rampant in this part of the world.
What befell many at a recent concert in Karachi presents a grim reminder of just how unsafe public spaces are for women.
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Singer Atif Aslam was compelled to stop a live performance midway late on Saturday when he spotted a girl being eve-teased. He then ensured that the girl was extricated from the spot and admonished those who indulge in the heinous practice.
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Watch the video here:
One of the attendees of the concert narrated the whole incident.
Mad respect for Atif Aslam last night, stopped in middle of a song & scolded guys who were harassing the girls in the front row.— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 15, 2017
Made sure all the girls were safe before resuming the concert.Also pointing to a harasser he said,"Insaan ka bacha banja ya mai bana dunga"— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 15, 2017
I admit i was wrong about Karachi eats only family policy,some men really are dogs & can't behave in public. Should be kept in cages.— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 15, 2017
People certainly lauded Pehli Dafa singer's courageous move.
@itsaadee dude u r Amazing! I mean the respect for u is up the sky for saving a girl from harassment! God bless— Aniket worlikar (@aniz18) January 16, 2017
@itsaadee bravo for rescuing women & telling men off. They should never take women's presence 4 granted and treat them as objects. #Respect— Shezreh Mirza (@ShezrehMirza) January 16, 2017
Respect 4 Atif Aslam for what he did in concert but such things always happen in concerts,it doesn't matter who are the organisers,venue etc— Rana Waleed (@_RanaWaleed) January 16, 2017
What a courageous step from Atif Aslam and I hate those who are criticising that girl to attend concert— doest matter (@MooodyMaryam) January 16, 2017
I respect #AtifAslam for saving a girl from harassment.Thank You for letting world know,celebrities do possess social responsibility— AGNAATHAVAASI (@_ramyaa) January 16, 2017
Atif Aslam Saved A Girl From Being Harassed!! https://t.co/lvvu65aElx via @YouTube Real star..more respect to you #AtifAslam 👏👏👏👏 @itsaadee— Suchetha (@suchetha113) January 16, 2017
Im not the fan of atif aslam— fiffi.me (@Fatima02877172) January 16, 2017
But now i respect him <3
Comedian Shehzad Ghais also shed light on the occurrence.
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