Canadian model accepts apology, withdraws case against harassers

Published: April 19, 2019
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Asoomii Jay is currently visiting the country for a project to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

Asoomii Jay is currently visiting the country for a project to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

ISLAMABAD: Canada-based model, Assma Galuta, who was harassed by two men in Islamabad has accepted their apology and agreed to withdraw her case against them.

In a letter to the station house officer of Sihala police station, Galuta stated accused Hamza Sohail and Anas Kamran had apologised to her. She added that she accepted and did not wish to press charges against them.

Accused in Canadian model harassment case arrested

She further thanked the federal capital police for their swift response and cooperation.

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Police in the federal capital on Thursday arrested the two men who were accused of harassing Asoomii Jay alias Assma Galuta during her recent visit to the country.

The accused were arrested by police and identified by the complainant.

The model, known for her humanitarian work, is currently visiting the country to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia.

She said that she was in an area on the confluence of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, waiting for her cab to go home when two men pulled up in a car and started cat-calling her and repeatedly told her to get in their car on Monday. When she refused, they followed her cab for the next two hours as she travelled to her destination in Islamabad.

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A video she made of the men showed them trying to intercept her car and asking the driver for her destination. She had posted the video on the internet and it went viral.

A first information report (FIR) of the incident was later registered against the two suspects at Sihala police station with charges of attempting to illegally confine, criminally intimidate and assault.

 

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