Kashmala Tariq was a former parliamentarian. Currently, she is working as the Federal Ombudsperson for protection against harassment of Women. She has recently attended an event in Rawalpindi where she has just passed a statement that was enough for some entities to troll her on social media.
While delivering her speech she has mentioned a statement that goes like sending unwanted good morning texts are also a type of harassment. But what public did? They have made a mountain out of a mole. Some lazy buffers have trolled her after editing that one specific line of sending good morning texts are also a type of harassment.
Federal Ombudsperson Kashmala Tariq has a new definition of women harassment https://t.co/nJk3e6kY89
— Times of lsIamabad (@TimesofIslambad) March 19, 2019
کشمالہ طارق کی تعریف کے مطابق آپ میں سے کس کس نے خواتین کو ہراساں کیا ہے ؟
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) March 19, 2019
Even some have mentioned that it’s ok to send ‘Good Night’ text but not a ‘Good Morning’ text.
Only Good-Night is acceptable to Kashmala Tariq & that’s also only from Khawaja Asif (Jo Aye).😛 pic.twitter.com/mY5HGIZqXB
— Sadaf Khan Nawaid (@sadafnawaid) March 19, 2019
— Säbä (@sabarai01) March 19, 2019
— Talha Ali (@OyeMrHot) March 20, 2019
— Shahana Khan (@BeingSNK) March 20, 2019
Offering tea to cross gender comes under harassment – Legendary Kashmala Tariq. Good going ma’am!! #WomensDay
— Muhammad Hani (@muhd_hani) March 19, 2019
Good morning everyone except kashmala tariq.
— Fawad (@FaadAjs1) March 20, 2019
With this whole ongoing stuff on social media, Kashmala Tariq was forced to clear her statement before the audience. She has posted she was referring to “unwanted good morning texts” only. She further asserted that media should not highlight that one specific line out of the whole content.
I said unwelcoming n unwanted text messages n stalking on social media is also harassment. And then I gave examples. Media shall not take just one line out of context pls.
— Kashmala Tariq (@kashmalamna) March 19, 2019
Kashmala has openly addressed the issues faced by women. She has also encouraged them to stand up for themselves by lodging complaints online at harassment centers. The time has gone when women were subjugated to male violence. She asked them to speak up for themselves.