Pakistani celebrities are voicing their concerns over the motorway incident
The whole country is taken aback by the motorway incident. The words of the CCPO Lahore have exposed typical Pakistani male mindset on such issues and served as fuel to the fire. To express their anger, the rightfully infuriated people across the country flooded the social media platforms with their comments on the matter. Among were the celebrities who voiced their opinions to condemn this brutal act of rape. Here’s what they had to say.
Among the celebrities to speak up about motorway incident is the Tamgha e Imtiaz winner Mehwish Hayat who questioned the safety conditions that women of this country have to live with
How come in Singapore women are safe to walk home alone even at 4am?Why can’t we have the same sense of security here?! Are we living in a civilised society or a jungle?Scream all you want abt #PublicHangingOfRapists -nothing will happen till the mindset changes!#motorwayincident https://t.co/Mfl4h8bfcN
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) September 10, 2020
Another among Pakistani celebrities speaking on the Motorway incident is Yasir Hussain who posted a series of comments on his Instagram to make sure that the victim gets justice
He mentioned that publicly hanging the culprits is the only solution to stop the rapists.
Humayun Saeed expressed his thoughts via a tweet which mentioned that the actor was shocked and distressed
Shocked beyond belief and extremely distressed to learn about this incident https://t.co/R2kj6L3N9M
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 10, 2020
YouTuber Zaid Ali T urged the public to raise their voice against the rape culture that has now engulfed our society
A newborn baby was RAPED. A cat was RAPED. A mother was RAPED. A 6-year-old child was RAPED. It is time for us as a nation to SPEAK UP! It is now or NEVER! #PublicHangingOfRapists #hangrapistspublicly
— Zaid Ali (@Za1d) September 10, 2020
Mansha Pasha expressed her opinion by arguing that rapists along with the people who blame the victim are the real ‘culprits’
She further emphasized how important it is for the officials to fulfill their duties and for the general public to highlight the issue.
The first crime is committed by the rapist.
The second by those who blame the woman.
The third by the officials who do nothing.
And the fourth by those who say nothing.
The only one blameless in entirety is the victim.
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) September 10, 2020
Some Pakistani celebrities voicing their concerns for motorway incident also spoke with bloodlust, like Feroze Khan who demanded a public execution
– I will always count on your statement that Pakistan will be “Riasat e Madina” and if you don’t hang these monsters raping and killing children and women in the open nothing can ever be changed … just make one example. Public execution is what I demand @ImranKhanPTI
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) September 10, 2020
Asim Azhar also tweeted out a note demanding for capital punishment
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) September 10, 2020
Ushna Shah was also among Pakistani celebrities who talked about the motorway incident and the rape in general by urging the judiciary and all the relevant authorities to ensure that the law was respected and implemented
The irony that I tweeted "im okay with this" to a video of a rapist being stoned to death an hour prior to news of mother raped in front of children on motorway & 2 days after news of 5yr old Marwa shows how deep in trouble we are as a society.
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) September 9, 2020
A 'public hanging' is nothing. It is still a quick death. Jo darinday pakrey jayein unko eisee khaufnaak aur aziatnaak mot doh, key unki misaal sey baaqi darindoN key khatarnak zehen mein aurat ki izzat aur bachoN ki masoomiyat cheennay ka khayal tak na aye. Urging our judiciary!
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) September 10, 2020
Mawra Hocane highlighted the incident and requested the authorities to consider public hanging as an option
HANG THEM ALL!!!!!! #motorwayincident
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) September 10, 2020
Shaniera Akram, was also one of the Pakistani celebrities speaking on the motorway incident, she expressed how heartbroken was she because of the incident, she focused on the fact that change was much-needed
This poor woman stuck on a highway, did the right thing and called for help, there was none, the result is her children had to watch helplessly as two thugs raped their mother. Broken. Absolutely broken hearing more and more of these stories. Things have to change NOW https://t.co/VCYOtJVjCV
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 10, 2020
Faysal Qureshi talked about the severity of the situation and explained that only publicly hanging the culprit would be able to resolve the issue now
Cycling karti howi larki sey tharak ..aurat ka gang rape 5 saal ki bachi k sath ziyadti ..and the result is 0 …latkao ayese kutton ko chock pe had hogai hey
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) September 10, 2020
One of the most sane Pakistani celebrities who spoke on the motorway incident was Osman Khalid Butt, he stated that serious steps need to be taken to protect the women of our country
He further talked about how capital punishment/blood lust isn’t the solution to the problem, it will only kill the rapist but the problem would not end. He explained that the system needs to be fixed.
Clearly even capital punishment did 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 to deter future criminals.
This country, its elected officials, our law enforcement agencies need to do their job in protecting women, minorities, even children from such crimes.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) September 10, 2020
To everyone here claiming I'm sympathizing with rapists, calm the fuck down. All I'm asking is we need to push to fix the system.
Punish all criminals (can't believe I have to say this), but
FIX the system.
Your bloodlust is not a long-term solution, it is no answer to crime.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) September 10, 2020
Rape culture stems from, among other things, the sheer audacity of men who continue to force themselves upon their female counterparts and subject them to violence. In order to ensure that incidents like these do not occur in the future, it is important to address the misogyny that is deeply embedded in the social fabric by educating the masses.
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