Atif Aslam stops performance to admonish eve-teasers

Published: January 16, 2017
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

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.

People certainly lauded Pehli Dafa singer’s courageous move.

Comedian Shehzad Ghais also shed light on the occurrence.

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  • FAZ
    Jan 16, 2017 - 10:38AM

    Atif Aslam would need that Shadion wala partion if he wants to stop harrassment in our society..Recommend

  • DQ
    Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00PM

    Forced gender segregation, sexualizing and scandalizing perfectly normal, healthy interactions between girls and boys from a young age leads to serious mental health issues and inability in both sexes to interact with the other without being extremely awkward. You’re taught to see women as fitna. You’re taught to always be conscious and worry about it. Every interaction with a woman is viewed with a sexual lens. Put men like that in close proximity with women and some of them will try to get away with a quick grab. Compare that to those who live in societies where every single inter-gender interaction isn’t seen as sinful, where people work and study and share public spaces with each other without forced segregation. Case in point being Dubai where Atif Aslam played to a packed crowd a day before the incident in Karachi, and where artists from around the world perform to packed arenas. Men who have learnt to see and interact with women as normal beings instead of as fitna or sexual objects, usually seem to treat them with far more respect than is afforded in some of our ‘pure’ societies. Recommend

  • Jamal
    Jan 16, 2017 - 6:50PM

    Eve teasing is common in music concerts and clubs everywhere. If a girl is going to such a place, she should be ready for it and deal with it rather than whining on public forums.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jan 16, 2017 - 7:46PM

    NiceRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 16, 2017 - 7:47PM

    This savage and barabaric treatment of women has to stop

    The culprits need to be arrested, jailed, and then put on a sex offenders register witha GPS tracking device of 3 years.

    When will our Governments, Police, Courts and community leaders take a firm stand against these assaults against women!!Recommend

  • Ali S
    Jan 16, 2017 - 9:56PM

    It’s not going away until normal interaction between men and women in Pakistan (especially in schools) is considered culturally taboo.Recommend

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