Pakistan’s solution to mass molestation of woman TikToker: Ban TikTokers from parks

Punjab province in Pakistan bans entry of TikTokers in parks after woman TikToker was molested by a crowd.

The administration of Pakistan’s Punjab has banned the entry of TikTokers – content creators who use the video sharing platform TikTok – in all public parks in the province.

The Punjab Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on Sunday announced the ban following an incident where a woman was allegedly attacked by hundreds while she was filming a video in Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14, according to a report by Pakistan-based news portal ARY News.

The report said “all Tiktokers have to take permission from the concerned PHA’s for the entrance in parks”.

Earlier, a woman, in her complaint, said she was attacked by 300-400 people at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore while she was filming a video on Pakistan’s Independence Day. She said her clothes were torn by the crowd and she was tossed in the air. A video of the Lahore incident has gone viral on social media.

In her complaint, the woman said a friend of hers, who was present with her during the incident, was also assaulted.

She said the mob also stole her earrings and her friend’s mobile phone and identity card. The crowd snatched Rs 15,000 from them, she said.

According to the ARY News, police have arrested at least 130 people and “identified 40 people” involved in the incident.

Earlier, Pakistan had banned the Chinese-origin short video sharing platform TikTok over “inappropriate content”.

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