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Girls Sexually Harassed in PTI 23 March Jalsa?

Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf gathered thousands of people in Minar e Pakistan on 23rd March. This was one of massive PTI’s gatherings in last 2 years. Other than Good sides of this Jalsa, some shocking facts have been revealed by a leading English newspaper of Pakistan. According to author, she noted numbers of girls’ harassment cases in gathering. On this massive Public gather, not only men but women were also part of it.

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How It Started?

Girls Sexually harassment cases were recorded in some parts of Jalsa, especially in corners. According to media reports, it was well organized gathering and women were fully protected. As it was mix gathering so volunteers were looking eye on suspicious people. The newspaper report claimed that situation for women went badly as rain started. The heavy rain made cloths of many women semitransparent. Some women lost from their families due to heavy rush. During all this, some culprits started trespassed.

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A Special Message for PTI fans: My following news is not base on bias facts. I just reported a news so keep calm before commenting.

Some men were intentionally started swept, grabbing and touching women. This awful situation in this revolutionary gathering created panic in some parts of ground. Some women tried to escaped from location and other approached police.

  • pti female supporter

    I fully support this blog report and was disgusted to read the comments of men below her post. BUT what people need to know is that after the Feb-March intra-party elections, control and management of PTI Lahore activities has been transferred from Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed (of the PTI Nazryati Group of old PTI workers) to Aleem Khan (formerly of the PML-Q and his team of Q-league politicians). The October 2011 Jalsa was organized by Rasheed; security was provided by the Insaf Students Federation (ISF) — they escorted women into and out of gates by forming chains of male volunteers who protected women, they checked people's bags at the gates, they "guaranteed" the separate family enclosure by forming a fence around it so that men could not trespass.

    But the 23rd March jalsa was organized by the new President PTI Lahore, Aleem Khan (minister of PML-Q under Mush, Pervaiz Elahi's IT minister). He appointed his brother-in-law Faraz Chaudhry as the head of security for the jalsa (also from PML-Q, served as Gulberg Town Nazim under Mush due to recommendation of Aleem Khan). Chaudhry then appointed another PTI worker, who has a horrible reputation for incompetence, as the chief of security for the jalsa. They excluded ISF from all security arrangements for this 23rd event. THIS was the PTI sub-group responsible for managing the event, for choosing the security team, and for overseeing their work.

    What people have to understand is that if women are complaining, they are not fabricating these stories. I was among the women who were attacked by a mob of men outside the gate. This happened because the above PTI organizers did not deploy ANY police/workers at the gates, they could not maintain the family/women's enclosure as a separate area, and they did not warn women in advance so they could have stayed away from the event. If any of us had known that we'd be thrown into a sea of men, in an awaami jalsa, we would have NEVER have gone or invited other women.

    Look at Sharif's jalsa in Mardan. Not one woman there. The October 2011 PTI jalsa allowed women to attend because Mehmood-ur-Rasheed team and ISF went OUT OF THEIR WAY to guarantee security, keeping in mind the social norms in Pakistan.

    Gender segregation is breaking down among the middle class in schools, offices, etc. But the vast majority of lower class men do not have access to women, and if they can form a mob, with the benefit of complete anonymity in the dark, and no security presence, they WILL take advantange of this and DID on 23rd March.

    Now, the men who deny this happened, let me tell you this: for those of us it happened to,
    (1) our families have strictly instructed us not to discuss this in front of men because (a) it will damage our own reputation (b) men will not side with us, they will instead derive a perverse pleasure out of it. So we are silent and are only taking our complaints to women.
    (2) mobs of men did this because it was dark. We could not see their faces or identify who was doing what. Mob mentality sets in when there are large numbers, an excited crowd, and anonymity. All three elements were present at the end of the 23rd jalsa, allowing attacks on women to happen. Many men do not know this happened because you could not tell what was happening to one woman trapped in a mob of 40 men, encircling her on all sides. And because the woman will never tell them out of shame.

    BUT IT WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PTI LAHORE DISTRICT TEAM TO PREVENT THIS BY PROVIDING SECURITY. If PTI supporters complain to PTI top leaders about the non-performance and negligence by certain city teams, they are not being disloyal to PTI. They are not fabricating charges to help other parties. They are trying to make PTI a better party by keeping it true to its principles, by making it take disciplinary action against those PTI officials who are negligent, who endanger women, who we cannot trust to be Pakistan's future leaders.

    HALF of our population consists of women. Most PTI supporters are women or youth. As a die-hard PTI supporter, I fully support the demand of this blogger that PTI step up in support of women. Stop attacking her, and those men who are, consider just for a moment if this had happened to your mother or sister. It happened to women wearing hijabs, women with dopattas covering their heads – so you cannot blame it on them.

    MANY PTI MEN helped, and were decent, good men, but the rally had thousands of men from all walks of life, men who had just comed to 'check out the scene' from the surrounding old city neighborhoods. It is conceivable that other parties deliberately sent such men into a PTI jalsa to defame the party and that the PML-N Punjab police was delibearately withdrawn to create chaos. BUT regardless of who these men were, the PTI Lahore organizers WERE STILL responsible for deploying PTI security officials or volunteers at gates to control them, instead of giving them a free hand.

    I WILL VOTE PTI. BUT WE CAN ONLY MAKE PTI A BETTER PARTY IF WE OPENLY CRITICIZE SPECIFIC PTI OFFICIALS FOR THEIR MISTAKES AND BAD POLICIES so there can be accountability in the party and justice for us all, particularly for women and religious minorities, the weakest elements of our society.

    • umer

      PTI female supporter ..its really shameful and condemn able Thing.. we Really A Shamed for all this but some of the Stupid pplx who don't think like that at the same stage if there was his mother or sis or wife then what they will do… such a Cheap Amenability of Pakistani peoples are …. i really Support Imran Khan as i m out OF Country but from Ur Blog i really feel bad embarrassment and Pray that k Aise Logon ko ALLAH Pak Hidayat Day :) And we really Apologize for all this… and PTI must have to Think about the Respect and Panel and specially different wings and Security For ladies.. btw bundle of thanks to tell us the reality about ur Blog, Tc

  • reem khan

    thanks pti supporter for sharing these remarkable views with public and i am very ashamed of these men of our society who, instead of protecting women around them, do such cheap acts….

  • shams ur rehman

    This is shameful act if done this ,, and condemned able act

  • Waqas

    There should be seprate protected area for girls. Shame on Management. :s

  • bilal mohammad

    Inshallah pti aor imran khan jetaiga hum sub dua kartai hai.

  • Nabeel

    Mr. umer apko Mr. Rao ki bat sy agree krna chahiye…ye aurton ki ghlti bhi hai unein men crowded place py jany ko kis ny kaha tha? jidr aurtein jayein gi ye fitratan bat hai aisy hoga..its natural thing…u can't deny Mr rao.

  • PTI

    aap jo marzi kar loo pti will sweep In Sha Allah Imran khan zindabad

  • bkyar

    PTI will not sweep they will take majority with close margin from Pml(n) or they will will even come to assembly as a strong opposition

  • ashar

    its not a matter of PTI, its dilemma of our nation our public….PTI will enforce laws and regulations strictly after came in power… INSHALLAH

  • Jibran

    DONT BLAME ANY OTHER PARTY OR PEPLES…..PEPLES THERE WERE NOT COME AND NO ONE KNOWS THAT
    LITE WIL TURN OFF AND PEPLES FROM OTHER PARTIES WOULD GO AND MAKE DIRTY ACTS…..DONT MAKE LAME EXCUSES IT WERE UR OWN PTI GUYS ….UR PTI MEMBERS ARE ALL SAME LIKE UR IMRAN KHAN THARKI (SEXY)……STILL YU GUYS HAVE MADE MINDS THAT PTI WILL CHANGE THE NATION???WTF U GUYS LIVING IN DREAMS OR U GUYS WHO ARE PROPAGATING SUCH BEAUTIFULL IMAGE OF PTI ARE ALL PATHANS FUKING IDIOTS….BAN GAYA TUM PATHANO KA WAZIR E AZAM HAAN BOLO???Tum pathan log apni maa behan ki gand do aur vote lo ham pakistanio ka

    • Muhammadnazir

      Jibran sahb mera mun na khulwao tery jesa begarut mn ne aj tk nae dhka ju apny bhn ko apny elaqy k thanedar se chudwata ha esy taluqaat nae bnty

  • Rohail

    ye sab bakwas ha…aesy aik ya do waqayat kuch behuda larkiyoon aur larkoon ki wja se sab k liye shermindagi ka baes benty hain.kuch jahil log aesa ker k kisi ka kuch nai bigarty….. balky khud k khandan ki aukaat zahir kerty hain.

  • Umer

    Mr Rao ..everyone is not like this u r Blaming LAhore .. even in karchi Isb or all our the COuntry there are same type of pplx in diffrenct cities so firstly i would say Next time Didnt Blame All of the Nation even there is one Person who is wrong and u indulged the whole nation …Wahan pe ap k behan aur beti ya maan Bhe Ho skty thy ,.. agr phr Hum kuch Kehty tu ap Par kia guzarti,,, kisi ko kuch kehne sy pehle apne aap ko theek krna seekho..

  • Nabeel

    Mr. rao ap bilkul theek kehr ry hein…esi liye to kahawat mashhoor hai "jis ny lahore nahi dekha vo peda he nahi hoa" en sub logo ko ye haqeeqat bhi manni chahiye k jalsy mein kch hoa hai vo ghlt hoa hai…lekn duniya mein kisi b jaga jb tk aurat ki marzi na ho mard usay kabi touch nahi kr skta….its universal truth. 2sri bat aurton ko kis pagal ny kaha tha aisi crowded place py jayein?

  • Rao Haider

    yar listen i think first u should tell me if ur mother or sister is living her life by islamic laws because u mentioned above " parday k naam say nafrat hai inhain" , secondly if u think it is just happening in Lahore then y dont u tell me where do u live and i'll tell u about ur city and thirdly we should admit that this is a shameful act and it would reflect our whole nation in front of others

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