Wasting no time after Fatema Sohail’s story of alleged domestic violence, several protest-hungry fashionable women activists from Defence and Gulberg took to upscale shopping malls on Wednesday here in Lahore in protest at the emergence of domestic violence in Pakistan after so many decades.
“Stop domestic violence,” chanted one woman at low voice at Emporium Mall while ordering snacks at a newly-launched Japanese eatery.
She said she remained sleepless after seeing bruises on the face of Fatema Sohail.
“I can’t stand it. No one should tolerate it. Please ask Mohsin Abbas Haider that you don’t look cute when someone says that you’re a wife-beater,” cried a woman while looking at the catalogue at the So Kamal store.
Another woman said she was trying to condemn Mohsin Abbas Haider because it had become a top trend in Defence circles and on twitter.
Meanwhile, in a strongly-worded press release, a woman, who introduced her as a civil society activist and women’s rights champion, said she was out of words to express her anguish at the brutality Fatema Sohail.
She said Mohsin Abbas Haider should be condemned unheard because he deserved this treatment for his alleged acts.
“When he says he is innocent, I feel his words carry weight but how can I trust him when so many people are abusing him and calling him a habitual wife-beater. I think his career as an actor is over. He needs to be like a gentleman,” the woman activist said.
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