Last evening a video of PML-N Senator, Nisar Muhammad went viral, creating outrage.
In the video the Senator is seen addressing a crowd of protesters in Karachi who were demanding justice for the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud.
Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, not really.
The video of PML-N Senator is actually quite disturbing since he is seen “groping” a child who stands next to him on the stage. His hands move around the child’s face and neck and at one point it seemed like he covered the child’s mouth with his hands.
Needless to say, people who have seen the video are positively outraged.
PML-N senator #NisarMuhammad dares to grop a little girl amongst so many men. #Shameless
should be imprisoned for lifetime.
Video of PML-N #Budget2018 #KalpanaChawla #NehalHashmi pic.twitter.com/64DKnJeUsz
— Saahira Khan (@khanSaahira) February 1, 2018
Video of PML-N senator Nisar Muhammad 'groping' a little girl during Karachi protest. He was there as a member of Senate's Standing Committee for Human Rights. This bloody bastard should be imprisoned for lifetime.https://t.co/Xl64sAJ7uf pic.twitter.com/KSb5KEPdiX
— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) January 31, 2018
Children the ultimate victims, now imagine his behaviour with maids at his home. Video of PML-N senator 'groping' girl during Karachi protest sparks anger online https://t.co/10YahF0UOr
— Aaliya Shah (@AaliyaShah1) January 31, 2018
The anger is quickly making way towards the top tier leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (N), demanding party leaders to take action.
Are you blind to this @MaryamNSharif or should we wait for Rana Sana to say Aisi batein hoti rehti hain.
"Video of PML-N"
— Bisma Khan (@TheBismaKhan) February 1, 2018
Why there is no action against this Senator as PML-N Senator Nisar Muhammad, who hails from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Video of PML-N senator 'groping' girl during Karachi protest sparks anger online https://t.co/Ld0e4KAuUg
— Mushtaq Rajpar (@MushRajpar) February 1, 2018
There have been calls to Chairman Senate, Raza Rabbani and other politicians to take action.
#Disgusting if true. Chairman @SenatePakistan #RazaRabbani must take notice and strict action. #FarhatullahBabar #NasreenJalil @MaryamNSharif #NawazSharif
Video of PML-N senator 'groping' girl during Karachi protest sparks anger online https://t.co/IfIS3HrRWn @dawn_com https://t.co/RTx7oFQc6g
— Raza Haroon (@mrazaharoon) January 31, 2018
What is just as disturbing as the Senator’s inappropriate touching is the fact that no one from among the crowd had the good sense to intervene. Was it lack of awareness or plain indifference?
This also shows that people in audience did not even notice….more than ever need to spread awareness…good touch bad touch, listen to your child, teach masses about basic wrongs.
1 way can be to have ad campaign.@ZarrarKhuhro @dawn_com @Xadeejournalist
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) January 31, 2018
At the same time there are also those who can’t seem to find anything wrong in the video.
If you go on Dawn FB link and read people's comments, there are few who don't even recognize this as groping or molesting….time to spread awareness in masses more than ever.
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) January 31, 2018
Yes and look there are some people who are arguing that his intentions were not bad but u can see this sex offender/child molester is enjoying and knows what he’s doing
— BarishH ب آ ر ش 🇵🇰 (@RainTweety0) January 31, 2018
We do not know who the child is and why she was on the stage with Senator Nisar Muhammad but we do know that what is seen in the video is disturbing content.
Speak please this is just horrific don't let them brush this under the carpet or spin it . This is nauseating and to think all these man are sitting there doing nothing. God help us
— Javeri (@KarimMeener) January 31, 2018
Despite this video of PML-N Senator, Nisar Muhammad having gone viral, his office, Pakistan Muslim League, the Senate or even other politicians are yet to issue a statement.
We can’t be selective in our quest for justice. We can’t send out a few angry tweets, thinking our job is done. If we truly want to protect our children, we will have to demand action and demand it with authority.
If, “Seeing is believing,” then we have seen enough and the political elite must do away with offenders in their own ranks before promising protection and justice for our children!
Note: For all those posting the video, please ensure that you ONLY post the version where the child’s face is blurred. Please do not compromise the privacy and integrity of the child in your outrage.