ISLAMABAD: The scriptwriter known for his controversial comments on feminism and misogyny Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has taken the U-turn and said that feminists were right about not feeling safe in Pakistan.
In a recent interview on Bol News, Rehman said that I should admit that a woman’s honour and dignity is not safe in our part of the world.
“I do not know who to blame. I am trying to understand the mental level and state of mind of the 400 people present there,” he added.
The Pyarey Afzal writer also bashed all those who accused the victim TikToker for stepping out of her house on the day.
He also described as unfortunate the comments asking why did the woman have to go there? He said such comments support feminists who say men have made it difficult to live here and “today I feel they are right” when the say they are not safe.
Rehman has been one of the most vocal voices against Aurat March.
Earlier, a video of insulting, assaulting and harassing a female TikToker named Ayesha Baig, in Lahore, went viral on social media.
In a video, it can be seen that her clothes were torn and she was thrown into the air by hundreds of people who also assaulted her on the occasion of Independence Day in Lahore.
Police have also registered a case at the complaint of TikToker Ayesha Baig, a resident of Shahdara.
According to Lahore police, a case has been registered against 400 people. The suspects are being identified based on footage and other evidence, and arrests will be made soon.
The FIR has been registered at the Lorry Adda police station against anonymous accused on the grievance of the victim under sections 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Pakistan Penal Code, local media reported.
According to Ayesha, she was busy making a video with her colleagues when the mob attacked.
“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said.
The victim stated in her statement to the police that she went to make a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day along with her six friends that’s when a huge mob of 300 to 400 people assaulted and harassed them.
She also stated that they strained to escape from the disturbing situation but all in the strain as the crowd was enormous and fierce.
It was also claimed in the statement to the Police that the people attacked them in such a way her clothes were even torn.
During the disturbing episode, her ring and earrings were also snatched, adding that a mobile phone of her friend, and some cash were also stolen, stated the TikToker.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident of harassment of a woman in Lahore on Independence Day.