A Gujranwala Police arrested YouTuber, Khan Ali, after his video of harassing a woman in ‘prank video’ went viral on social media.
Khan Ali has 323,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. His recent video of harassing a passing woman in a prank video went viral on social media and garnered backlash from netizens.
In the viral video, he could be seen harassing a random woman for not wearing a dupatta. One of the users Sadaf Alvi, tagged Amna Baig, Sub Divisional Police Officer in Islamabad, to take action against him
Soon it was revealed that CPO Gujranwala had arrested him. Meanwhile, Sadaf Alvi in a Twitter post said that “This man has been harassing Pakistani women on roads and public places, for not wearing a headscarf. He has been doing it for months and then he posts their videos on the internet without their knowledge or consent. He is doing this to enforce Islam,” Alvi pointed out.
His videos of harassing women have been on internet for months but this person is still free to harass more women and post their videos on the internet. Is this not a crime? Who will identify him and arrest him and protect Pakistani women? @amnaappi can you help?
— Sadaf Alvi (@TheGrumpyDoctor) June 16, 2021
She added, “His videos of harassing women have been on the internet for months but this person is still free to harass more women and post their videos on the internet. Is this not a crime? Who will identify him and arrest him and protect Pakistani women?”
In May, Punjab Police had arrested a man filming videos of girls passing streets without consent on TikTok. The man posted the videos of the girls on the video-sharing app. Some of the videos showed him harassing the girls in the video.
ایس پی صدر عبدالوہاب کی زیر نگرانی تھانہ گکھڑ منڈی پولیس کا فوری ایکشن۔
پرینگ ویڈیوکے نام پر عورتوں کی تذلیل کرنے والا ملزم گرفتار۔مقدمہ درج۔
عوام الناس کی عزت و آبرو کی حفاظت اولین ترجیج ہے۔(سٹی پولیس آفیسر سرفراز احمد فلکی ) pic.twitter.com/DyM0oYvZBi
— CPO Gujranwala (@CPOGujranwala) June 17, 2021
The video showed him making lewd expressions at girls crossing the street without any fear. Social media activist-turned-anchorperson Maleeha Hashmey posted the video on her Twitter account and demanded the authorities to take action against the boys in the video.
Social media users believe it’s high time that strict actions should be taken against the YouTubers who resort to cheap tactics for views and money.