"this isn’t a prank, it is a message".
A Pakistani YouTuber has been arrested after one of his prank videos went viral on social media.
The video in question shows him allegedly harassing women in the street.
The YouTuber has been identified as Khan Ali, a resident of Gujranwala.
Khan has more than 300,000 YouTube subscribers. He is also popular on TikTok.
In the video, Khan decides to prank random women by ‘harassing’ them for not wearing a headscarf.
Titled Dopatta loo Prank part 2, Khan claims that it is a “message”.
In the introduction, he says:
“You must tell your mothers, sisters and daughters to wear a dupatta.”
He goes on to say that “this isn’t a prank, it is a message”.
Khan tries to pay young women to buy a headscarf. When they refuse, he continues to persist.
Most of the women did not appreciate Khan’s behaviour, with some slapping him. Others pushed him away and shouted at him.
Throughout the video, Khan is seen approaching various women who are going about their business.
One particular incident showed Khan speaking to three women who were sitting on the grass.
As he continues to tell them to wear a headscarf, one of the women gets up and confronts him. She grabs him by the collar and begins slapping him.
Meanwhile, her friends try to calm her down.
The video received more than 500,000 views, however, a Twitter user named Sadaf Alvi called out Khan for his behaviour, accusing him of harassment.
This man has been harassing Pakistani women on roads and public places, for not wearing a head scraf. He has been doing it for months and then he posts their videos on internet without their knowledge or consent.
He is doing this to enforce Islam. pic.twitter.com/cOqkPPPIBi
— Sadaf Alvi (@TheGrumpyDoctor) June 16, 2021
The netizen also tagged Amna Baig, Sub Divisional Police Officer in Islamabad, to take action against the Pakistani YouTuber.
“This man has been harassing Pakistani women on roads and public places, for not wearing a headscarf.”
“He has been doing it for months and then he posts their videos on the internet without their knowledge or consent.
“He is doing this to enforce Islam.
“His videos of harassing women have been on the internet for months but this person is still free to harass more women and post their videos on the internet.
“Is this not a crime? Who will identify him and arrest him and protect Pakistani women?”
This led to Khan being apprehended and taken into custody.
News of his arrest was shared on Twitter, stating that protesting people’s dignity was their main priority.
Ali was jailed at Gakhar Mandi Police Station.