Villain or Victim? Atif Aslam Concert Gone Wrong!

Recently Atif Aslam was in news for all the right reasons. With more and more issues of women molestation creeping in, the popular singer made the buzz by stopping his concert to rescue a girl who was allegedly getting molested in the crowd.

No doubt the Twitteratti went berserk and started praising Atif while calling out the harasser at the event. But a recent coverage by a Pakistani media has shed some light on what actually might have happened there. The man, who was actually a student of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), was one of the persons on the security team.

Speaking to Daily Pakistan, the gentleman wishing not to be identified said, “My job was to ensure that nobody crosses over from the non-VIP section to the VIP section without a valid ticket. 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 these girls were scratching at my face violently and the boy who accompanied them was punching my face and kicking me, Atif Aslam saw us.


Daily Pakistan has even confirmed that the person was in fact on the security team. He further went on to say “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.

Atif had stopped his band mid song when he saw the chaos near the stage, assuming the girl to be molested, he asked the ‘molester’ if he hadn’t ever seen a girl and that it could be his mother or sister in the crowd. Atif even went on to tell him to act like a human being (Insaan ka baccha ban.)

Even if the guy is even acquitted of the allegation, the scars will stay with him forever. “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 traumatized and everyone has refused to listen to me or understand my side of the story,” said the man.

It maybe possible that in the hustle and bustle of the crowd, Atif might not have seen what was actually happening and assumed the guy to be molesting the girl. But this presents a picture of what may also be going on in our society. There is no doubt that women are still victims of  molestation and harassment. But it is also true that in a few cases, the fairer gender has in fact been unfair to the other gender by cooking up stories. This is not just wrong on many levels but also hinders the emotional balance of a man who is being abused as “Molester.” It is a question of hurting the person emotionally just how an assault victim suffers much more trauma than physical abuse. This seems to be one of them but for the sake of the girl and our morals, we hope it is not!

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