Pakistan: Hundreds Of Men Now Investigated In Mass Sexual Assault Case

Another terrifying episode of a woman being assaulted strikes again in Pakistan when a woman and four friends go out on Independence Day to Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park. However, video footage went viral on social media, which shows hundreds of men attacking the woman. The outrageous incident occurred during the daytime when the men carried the young woman and threw her between them, ripping off her clothes while groping her.

According to the case report perceived by the Guardian, the woman registered a case of approximately 400 unidentified individuals with Lahore police. Many viewers on social media have reacted to a significant outrage as they complained that this incident had come just a day after the horrific individuals with a female TikToker. Pakistan has been struggling to deal with violence against women.

Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister, was condemned for blaming women and their choice of clothing as a reason for the increase in sexual assault and rape in the country as he mentioned in Axios on HBO: “If a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on the men unless they are robots. It is just common sense.”

The conception of victim-blaming is not exclusive to Pakistan. However, in patriarchal societies with their constricting norms for women, it acquires a more intimidating eminence. A woman is seen as weak and vulnerable and guilty by default as she is responsible for ‘provoking’ or ‘enticing’ men. In September 2020, children saw their mother being gang-raped on the Lahore Sialkot Motorway. The police in Lahore has continually implied that she was somewhat to be blamed for travelling without her husband’s permission or even not taking a busier road at that time of the night.

The problem in Pakistani society needs to be recognized. Some too many individuals are outraged and sickened by what they witness and hear around them. Their voices should be regarded, and the state must be in charge of changing a profoundly misogynistic narrative.

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