The ever-growing concern regarding one’s safety and protection is not a new problem. However, a recent horrifying event – where a girl was kidnapped near a popular chai dhaba in Karachi, and her friend was shot – has led people to be extremely concerned.
Last night, in DHA Karachi, a girl was abducted by four armed men and her friend was shot, leaving him critically injured.
Dua Mangi was abducted from near the famousChai Master by four armed men who also injured her friend, Haris Fatah.
A girl #DuaMangi has been abducted from near Chai Master Khayabane Bukhari DHA Karachi by four men who shot her friend #HarisFatah who is in critical condition. Her family has made an appeal for helphttps://t.co/EfyzDYm1OH
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 1, 2019
Haris is in a critical condition at the moment whereas there’s been no knowledge about Dua’s whereabouts.
Her friend Haris got shot trying to protect his friend Dua from getting abducted. Please pray for him. Happened in the vicinity of THQ, Bara Bukhari, Defence, Karachi today around 9pm.
Any leads or information, please direct to Laila Mangi on fb or @HasnainRahul
— Uswah F (@UswahFatima4) November 30, 2019
Dua’s family took to social media to plead for help and people immediately began passing the word around.
A Girl Dua Nisar Mangi has been kidnapped on gun point from an open air restaurant of Karachi last night , 4 armed men shot a boy Haris Fatah who is now critically injured and kidnapped the girl " Dua " and she is now missing, her family is pic.twitter.com/NR3YvcjgIT
— قائد کا سپاہی ❤️💚⚪️ (@sheikhwaleed15) December 1, 2019
People were extremely shocked and disturbed by the whole situation.
People have been unable to register and cope with the news of the disturbing abduction and thus turned to Twitter to express their sentiments.
I swear I am still in a shock haven't been able to sleep properly because of the kidnapping case of Dua Mangi at chai master. Disturbing
— Pooja what is this behavior? (@Obaid_Atique) December 1, 2019
Some people resorted to blaming the concept of ‘feminism’ and the victim, which is truly awful.
This is a true Pakistani muslim in his true colours. This is who we really are. If someone does not comply by this swine's idea of oppression, they should be abducted or raped to "teach them a lesson". Spread this so his mother knows her son wants women abducted.#duamangi pic.twitter.com/QtuaPBU9CQ
— Umair Arshad (@TheUmairArshad) December 1, 2019
People also retaliated to ‘victim-blaming’ in this case through their Twitter accounts.
WHY do people think that for any heinous crime committed against someone, the victim might be responsible? Or that the crime can be, in any way, justified by criticizing the lifestyle or beliefs of the victim? It’s downright shameful to even imply that the victim is at fault in any way.
A girl got abducted last night and some shitheads were worried that she was out late at night. Used "aur bano feminist" as a slur like feminist ban'na is a gali or sumn. fuck you and your insensitive arses.#DuaMangi
— Hypnos (@Bon_Viveur2) December 1, 2019
Others ended up pointing fingers at the media industry of Pakistan.
In my opinion Drama serials can have a major impact on people's behavior.
1) The story from Ruswai drama depicts abduction of Dua Mangi from Karachi (pic on left)
2)Story of Drama serial Naqabzan matches the case of Hira Riaz killed by her own brother in law
What you think? pic.twitter.com/T8olbrTySW
— Tabinda Hanif (@_TabindaHanif_) November 30, 2019
I…What? Can we not focus on the issue at hand instead of starting conspiracy theories?
Overall, though, people strongly condemned the crime and demanded justice.
Abduction of Dua Mangi is strongly condemnable. Facts must be brought public. Inspite of her beliefs She is a respectable daughter of Pakistan.
— Subhan Ahmed Najmi (@NajmiFactor) December 1, 2019
Haris Fateh, my college mate from Nixor and uni friend from CBM has been shot and his friend Dua Mangi from Nixor has been abducted. We are dead worried about them. No information of kidnappers as yet and Haris is in AKU. Please pray. #DuaMangi #Haris
— Kashif Abdullah (@kashifabdullah1) December 1, 2019
This news has shaken many people to their core. We are all praying for Dua Mangi’s safe return and for Haris to regain his health.
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