Domestic abuse case of Asma Aziz from Lahore is one of the many that go unreported in our country. Asma has been in an unhealthy marriage for four years until she finally managed to escape the torture her husband Mian Faisal used to put her through.
Faisal, her husband, shaved her head, cut all her nails and physically abused her causing an emotional and mental turmoil after she allegedly refused to dance for his friends
After Asma shared her experience with the media, it actually started a conversation about domestic abuse
عورتوں پر گھریلو تشدد نا منظور pic.twitter.com/XNO1itkzIi
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) March 27, 2019
People started requesting authorities to take strict action against the culprit and teach him a good lesson.
Mardo ko aurat ki na se kya msla hai….kya ek aurat apna opinion apna decision nhi ly skti….kaisa beghairt aadmi hai jo dosto k samny bv ko nachwa rha hai
— Bushmarri (@bushmarri) March 27, 2019
All this outrage on Twitter resulted in a positive outcome when Shireen Mazari, Minister for Human Rights, took notice of the whole case.
Mazari was informed by the SHO of the Police Station Kahna Lahore who registered the FIR and arrested the husband. Medical reports of Asma are still to be submitted to the concerned authorities.
Took notice and chkd – my office was informed by SHO PS Kahna Lahore: Police has registered FIR and arrested both accused & booked under sections 337-v and 506. Medical report of the woman is awaited. One of the arrested is Faisal her husband pic.twitter.com/M3yMN4wlUU
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) March 27, 2019
Lahore police arrested the suspected in Asma Aziz. pic.twitter.com/mu1Mfpa7NW
— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) March 27, 2019
People on Twitter are now asking the authorities to punish him and thanking Shireen Mazari for such a swift response.
— Eng. Shafiq Maitla (@EngShafiqMaitla) March 27, 2019
Someone said he does not even deserve to be called an animal
Don’t call him animal. Animal don’t do this to their life partners . he even don’t deserve to be called a animal.. jawaner say b buraaa hai Yaai…
— bab (@Babar_17) March 27, 2019
Others are also angry at the police officers who asked Asma for money for registering the FIR.
And I am so angry at the police who asked for money ! It seems like the ministers are sleeping , they are only active on social media . I feel so much pain looking at her , what she went through is horrible . Kiya na !
— munazza (@munazzahayat) March 27, 2019
With the Human Rights Minister taking notice of the horrific incident, there is hope for justice being served to Asma, giving others the courage to come out and speak up against domestic abuse.
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