ISLAMABAD - Momina Mustehsan another leading singer asked Ali Zafar to apologise unconditionally, learn from the mistakes, and become a better human beings.
In her latest tweet, the coke studio singer said that nothing will change until they acknowledge, take responsibility and make amends. In her official statement she said: “I too have been a subject of harassment, and this issue is bigger than just that of Ali Zafar.”
“This is about the relationship of trust that men take for granted with women. Very often, as we can see, women are violated by the very men they know, trust and often work with. It takes a lot to gather the courage to come out and say this, and it is my fervent hope that people will see that saying this is very difficult for any woman.
I personally stand to lose more than I can gain, BUT this cause is greater than any one man or woman. It s about humanity and dignity, about equality and honor. I pray that people will stand by women who have been violated and victimized.”
She continues: “I have been reading one question frequently "why wait so long before saying anything?" and the answer to that is, It s because rather than shame the perpetrator, society at large tends to shame the victim.
There is also immense social pressure to "not say anything", and keep matters like this private because some people may immediately question the woman s character, for their own defense, and drag women through courts and humiliate them, knowing fully well that it is impossible to prove cases of physical harassment, hence forcing some women to eventually have no option but to pull back their cases. This affects families, lives, careers, all of it.”
Mustehsen further asked Ali Zafar: “BUT I would want to ask @AliZafarSays and all other men one question: do you think you have EVER, knowingly or unknowingly, violated a woman in any way or form?
If you have (no one is an angel) I request you to acknowledge your fault, apologize unconditionally, learn from the mistakes, and become a better human beings.”