Video of Pakistani Woman being Groped goes Viral

Shocking footage of a Pakistani woman being groped in the street in broad daylight by a complete stranger has gone viral.

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she comes to terms with what happened.

Shocking CCTV footage has gone viral, showing a Pakistani woman being groped by a complete stranger.

According to reports, the daylight incident took place in Islamabad.

In the video, a woman, dressed in a burqa, walking alone down a street.

Suddenly, an unidentified man runs up behind her and puts his arms around her, groping the woman.

Meanwhile, the woman struggles to push the man away.

He then lets her go and runs away. The woman recollects herself as she comes to terms with what happened.

Senior journalist Hamid Mir shared the tweet that posted the video, stating that the incident is a challenge for all men to find the culprit and punish him.

Unsurprisingly, social media users were disgusted with the man’s actions.

Many called for the police to take action while others criticised the force, stating that such incidents are frequently but no action is taken.

Islamabad Police later said that they have taken note of the matter, tweeting that officers were investigating the case.

Unfortunately, harassment of women in Pakistan is common.

According to reports, over 70% of Pakistani women in the workplace are victims of harassment.

Women’s rights NGO White Ribbon Pakistan said that between 2004 and 2016, 4,734 women faced sexual violence.

The Pakistani government passed the Protection against Harassment at the Workplace (Amendment Bill), 2022 and has amended the weaker provisions of the 2010 law.

Pakistan observes an increased ratio of overall working women in recent years but the country is grappling with the issue of psychological, physical and sexual harassment of women that impedes their safe mobility and prevents them from stepping outside to work.

According to Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) annual World Report 2022, Pakistan has been at the centre of a multitude of allegations of extensive rights abuses against women and children.

Pakistan ranks 167 out of 170 countries on the Global Women, Peace and Security index, compiled by Georgetown University.

The HRW said: “Women, religious minorities, and transgender people continue to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators to account.

“The government continues to do little to hold law enforcement agencies accountable for torture and other serious abuses.

“Violence against women and girls – including rape, murder, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage – is endemic throughout Pakistan.

“Human rights defenders estimate that roughly 1,000 women are killed in so-called honour killings every year.”

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