Ladies’s Motion Discussion board (WAF) has condemned the “reprehensible assault” at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore. The assertion of condemnation got here a day after FIR was registered towards 400 unidentified males for assaulting a girl.
“That is yet one more painful reminder that ladies and women are usually not protected in Pakistan, and that public areas are more and more turning into breeding grounds for harassment, violence, and abuse inflicted upon girls. We’re horrified by the inhumane behaviour the lads at Minar-e-Pakistan displayed and that too on Independence day, which displays the free reign males on this nation possess to behave violently with out dealing with any type of accountability,” the press launch shared by the discussion board acknowledged.
The assertion additionally make clear the irresponsible reporting of the incident by the native media. “Interviews given by the survivor on digital media has clearly proven how trauma can be getting used to create sensationalism and you will need to do not forget that clips of her being mass groped might proceed to hang-out her in years to come back.”
The discussion board referred to as on Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar, IGP Punjab Inam Ghani and DC Mudassir Riaz Malik “for his or her blatant neglect in the direction of girls’s security in public areas, and for failing to supply the enough measures that ought to have been in place to stop such a dreadful incident from occurring.”
WAF is a non-partisan, non-hierarchical and non-funded girls’s rights group.