Following the furor over Asma Aziz’s dancing video which was leaked last week on social media, Sanam Saeed has something to say.
The Cake star tweeted in defense of the woman after people victim-blamed her and justified her husband’s torture and ill-treatment after the video went viral.
“It’s like saying if a prostitute was raped it’s her fault anyway. When will some of you really understand the meaning of consent? An old leaked video of Asma Aziz dancing does not justify her being tortured for refusing to dance when she doesn’t feel like it. Have mercy!” she wrote.
In a video circulating on social media, Asma said Faisal (her husband) “took my clothes off in front of his employees [domestic staff]. The employees held me as he shaved my hair off and burned it. My clothes were bloody. I was bound by a pipe and hung from the fan. He threatened to hang me naked.”
The case quickly captured attention on social media, with prominent personalities including Shireen Mazari condemning the incident and calling for justice to be served.