At a recent concert held in Karachi, singer Atif Aslam stopped midway to rescue a girl from being harassed. People celebrated and rooted for Atif’s act of rescuing the girl from molestation. However, in a shocking turn of events, the unknown boy who was at the centre of the controversy has come out in open, claiming that he is the actual victim.
According to a report in Daily Pakistan, the boy, a student of IBA stated that he was assigned to ensure the security at the event. “My job was to ensure that nobody crosses over from the non-VIP section to the VIP section without a valid ticket”, the boy said.
“I saw two girls accompanied by a guy crossing over from the non-VIP section and forcing their way to the front row, like a lot of other people were also doing. There was a lot of rush in the front of the stage and these people were continuing to push through. I confronted these people and politely asked them to either show their VIP pass or go back to their own section, which they refused. That is when these girls started getting violent. They started scratching at my neck and face with their long nails, they slapped me on the face, punched me and incited a whole mob against me.”
“It was exactly at this point when the girls were scratching at my face violently and the boy who accompanied them was punching my face and kicking me, Atif Aslam saw us.”
The boy has also gone ahead and lambasted the singer for blaming him without any proof or evidence and understanding the situation.
“Instead of trying to understand the real story, Atif Aslam blamed me, the actual victim. Nobody listens to men in our society especially when a woman has said anything against him – it doesn’t matter true or false. When Atif Aslam said ‘rescue these girls,’ everyone thought I was molesting them and a huge mob started beating me up for no reason. I have never been beaten so badly in my entire life, and that too for just doing my job,” he Further added.
In fact, the guy has raised a point about male-bashing and has condemned the girls calling them rude. He said, “Those girls were not the victims, they were vicious, violent and rude. Because of them, I have scars on my face and neck that will stay with me forever. I was traumatised and everyone has refused to listen to me or understand my side of the story.”
According to the IBA university policies, an investigation on the matter is already underway. The person quoted in the story above has already clarified his stance to university authorities, who did not decide to go public with the matter and have not given any public statement since.
Information Source: dailypakistan
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