Marriyum Aurangzeb Harassed By Fan: Public Reaction Part Of Problem
A video of Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) leader Marriyam Aurangzeb being harassed by a man who was posing for a picture with her has been doing the rounds on social media for the past few days. The clip shows a man putting his arm around Marriyam Aurangzeb after requesting for a picture with her. She immediately shrugged off his hand, but the unpleasant situation was caught on camera.
The social media reactions to the video have mostly been unfortunate, with people laughingly sharing the clip. Those who oppose the PMLN have particularly found the clip funny and are using it to poke fun at the PMLN leader.
The gravity of the issue seems to be lost on most people.
— Taha Faisal (@taha_faisal6) November 26, 2020
— othernews.pk (@OthernewsP) November 25, 2020
A woman being touched in the public without her consent is a form of sexual harassment. However, the public reaction to the clip is a reminder of the little awareness about sexual harassment in Pakistan.
The recent video of a man putting his arm around Maryam Aurangzeb is NOT funny and meme material. Please acknowledge the fact that this was a violation of her personal space and is harassment.
No person, regardless of gender or political affiliation for this matter, deserve this
— 🦋 (@minahilariously) November 27, 2020