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Court turns down plea seeking case against TikToker Ayesha Akram

Ayesha can be seen asking justice while addressing herself as a daughter of Pakistan (Photo: SHowbiz Pakistan)

LAHORE: A session court has turned down  the petition which sought a registration case against TikToker Ayesha Akram who was assaulted by a mob of men at Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence day.

According to the source, Additional Sessions Judge Ijaz Gondal heard the petition filed by a citizen, Tauseef Ahmed. The complainant told the court that he had approached Shahdara police station for registration of a case against Ayesha and her friend Rambo but the SHO has not lodged a case as yet.

The petitioner mentioned that the social media star and her friend had staged the whole act that occurred at the Greater Iqbal Park on 14th August. “Ayesha is herself to blame for the incident since she had invited hundreds at the park to ‘molest’ her,” the petitioner said. 

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On 14th August, Ayesha Akram was at Minar-e-Pakistan, a national monument in Lahore. A large group of men approached her to take selfies. What happened next was chilling. Footage showed the men began attacking her – allegedly tearing her clothes and assaulting her.

“I couldn’t understand anything. The people were torturing and fondling me. There is no part of my body that isn’t covered with bruises,” Akram said in an interview with a local channel.

She tried to escape the men but was lifted from the ground and pelted with objects. Akram said her ring and earrings were “forcibly taken”. A mobile phone, identity card and cash were also allegedly stolen from one of her companions.