Atif Aslam, a renowned Pakistani singer, stopped his recent concert midway when he saw a female attendee being sexually harassed.
He addressed the attackers directly, saying (in Urdu), “Haven’t you ever seen a girl? This could have been your mother or sister right here.” He then had his crew members help the young woman get up on the stage and find another spot so she could enjoy the remainder of the show.
While the crowd chanted his name, the singer continued to address the harassers: “If you behave well while enjoying the show, it’ll be long, or else it will end quickly. Okay? Be a decent human being.”
The video has gone viral, and fans and critics alike are praising Aslam’s actions on social media.
— SHREYA (@wowShreya) January 16, 2017
Mad respect for Atif Aslam last night, stopped in middle of a song & scolded guys who were harassing the girls in the front row.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 15, 2017
Im not the fan of atif aslam
But now i respect him <3
— fiffi.me (@Fatima02877172) January 16, 2017
I respect #AtifAslam for saving a girl from harassment.Thank You for letting world know,celebrities do possess social responsibility
— AGNAATHAVAASI (@_ramyaa) January 16, 2017
I hope people will follow this singer’s example and stand up against sexual harassment, regardless of where or when it is happening.