Single men shouldn’t be allowed in public places without being 'escorted' by family members
Bakhtawar said clarifying a previous post on Twitter about banning men from public spaces that with “repeated and increasing incidents” of assault and violence against women, there was “no better option”.
Bakhtawar said that when men are escorted by women, perhaps then they would “think twice” before assaulting a woman.
The Indian news website said that earlier, Bakhtawar had demanded a complete ban on men entering public spaces when documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist, Sabin Agha, in a thread on Twitter, narrated how she experienced a situation similar to that of the Minar-e-Pakistan assault, “a few years ago”, at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi.
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Bakhtawar wrote, “another harrowing experience — witnessed by police who refused to help despite their ability to call for back up as well as use weapons to disperse the crowd. Trusted to help and instead complicit.”
She added, “men should be banned from public spaces. We need more women to safeguard women.”