YouTuber jailed for harassing women. Photo: Twitter Photograph:( Twitter )
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.
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.
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.
ایس پی صدر عبدالوہاب کی زیر نگرانی تھانہ گکھڑ منڈی پولیس کا فوری ایکشن۔— CPO Gujranwala (@CPOGujranwala) June 17, 2021
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
Here is how the social media reacted to the prank that went wrong, on every level:
HARASSMENT EVEN AS A PRANK ISN'T FUNNY— 𝓐𝔀𝓪𝔃𝓪𝓻 𝓟𝓱𝓸𝓮𝓷𝓲𝔁 (@Alinalogy) June 17, 2021
HARASSMENT EVEN AS A 'LIGHT THING' ISNT FUNNY
NO! IT ISN'T CASUAL
NO! IT ISN'T "JUST FOR FUN"
HARASSMENT IS HARASSMENT AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS THAT.
NO IT SHOULDN'T BE TAKEN AS A JOKE. HARASSMENT IS NO F'ING JOKE! IT'S TRAUMATIC
Sick sick sick!!!— Brashna Kasi (@Brashnaa) June 16, 2021
This is not prank but harassment. This guy should be behind the bars. pic.twitter.com/92e93WsGIB
Why is harassment funny to people? Why do people feel the need to force religion on someone before perfecting their own? If someone says stop, you STOP. Have some manners man.— Alisha 🦋 (@iamalishaa5) June 17, 2021
Watched this disgusting prank (harassment) video and felt pity for those who have dealt with this smh.
this is clearly harassment in the name of “pranks” not funny at all and completely disgusting wtf is this pic.twitter.com/VGYkZ0gyVv— 𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒃𝒆 (@mishap29) June 16, 2021
That's the typical paki man's guide to "behan ap mujh se shadi karain ge" chapter 1— 🇵🇰 Daughter Of The Soil 🇵🇰 (@Spicelette) June 17, 2021