The arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan on Tuesday triggered protests throughout the nation and it has been chaotic ever since. With a number of movies of the protests going viral on social media, none have been as hanging as a video of a lady standing alone in entrance of law enforcement officials in Lahore’s Cantt space.
Within the video, the girl, recognized as Tayyaba Raja, throws a black chadar on the bottom and strides in direction of the police. A policeman then grabs her by the hair and pulls her in direction of a bigger contingent of regulation enforcers.
Raja tweeted in regards to the incident in Urdu, saying, “The policeman cursed at me and told me to get out of here. I said, ‘We are Pakistanis, you are Pakistani, how can you do this to us?’ But he still continued to curse at me. I couldn’t tolerate that and without another thought in my mind, I marched straight ahead and threw the dupatta towards him and said, ‘You can wear this dupatta.’ I still stand by my words, all those who are a part of this dirty system, should put on bangles and dupattas, because they are not going to show their faces. Damn you all.”
Netizens have been shocked by the violence in direction of social media influencer and praised her for her braveness.
Customers urged extra girls to be like her and praised her energy.
Some folks mentioned “Imran Khan’s secret weapon is the women of Pakistan.”
The incident was commemorated by an artist who paid tribute to Raja. Some folks mentioned Raja’s bravery was indicative of the resilience proven by girls throughout the protests.
One other person spoke about girls who’ve made historical past by main the best way in opposition to state oppression, giving examples of Malala Yousafzai, Sudan’s Alaa Salah and Iran’s Mahsa Amini. He shared an animated image of the influencer with “Sinf-e-Aahan” written on it, which implies lady of metal.
Actor Armeena Khan additionally tweeted about Raja’s braveness, mentioning the slogan on the billboard behind her that learn “strong”. The actor mentioned, “I love how the slogan behind matches the situation. Yes, you are strong Tayyaba!”
Individuals on Twitter additionally praised the resilience proven by all girls throughout the protests and the truth that they’re very a lot on the frontlines.
One other harrowing video that has been circulating on Twitter and retweeted by PTI chief Hammad Azhar is of a lady, purportedly a wheelchair person, being dragged by the police. Daybreak has not been capable of independently confirm the authenticity of the video.
Seeing violence in opposition to girls, particularly the video of Raja, may be very regarding. Violence isn’t the reply. It isn’t the reply for residents and it actually isn’t the reply for the state. We hope everyone seems to be staying protected.