Watch: Pakistan YouTuber jailed for 'prank' intimidating women for not wearing headscarf

WION Web Team
Gujranwala, Pakistan Published: Jun 18, 2021, 07:40 AM(IST)

YouTuber jailed for harassing women. Photo: Twitter Photograph:( Twitter )

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In a video titled ‘Dopatta loo Prank part 2’, Ali walks up to random women outside a university and claims this is a 'message' to wear headscarfs. The ‘prank’ video was not appreciated by the women in the video or others on social media who believe this was harassment.

A YouTuber in Pakistan’s Gujranwala has been jailed for attempting to ‘prank’ women by intimidating them for not wearing a headscarf.

The prankster, called Khan Ali, runs a YouTube account titled ‘Vele Loog Khan Ali’ and provides funny videos on tutorials on various things.

In a video dated May 2, 2021, Ali decided to play a prank on random women by scaring and ‘harassing’ them for not wearing a headscarf.

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In this video, titled ‘Dopatta loo Prank part 2’, Ali walks up to random women outside a university and claims this is a "message".

"You must tell your mothers, sisters and daughters to wear a dupatta," he says in the video’s introduction in local language and goes on to stress that "this isn’t a prank, it is a message."

He starts off the video by paying money to girls walking out of the university asking them to buy a headscarf and start wearing it.

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While he can be seen getting slapped by few women in the video, he can also be heard yelling at women for not wearing a headscarf.

The ‘prank’ video was not appreciated by the women in the video or others on social media who believe this was harassment.

A complaint was lodged against the YouTuber. He has now been jailed and the CPO Gujranwala tweeted a picture of Ali being handcuffed and led by a lady police officer.

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Here is how the social media reacted to the prank that went wrong, on every level:

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