In a turn of events, Sadat Bashir, the accused finally comes out to address the harassment claims made against him. With courage and plea for Pakistanis to come forward, a few days ago, a student of Bahria College made a Facebook post where she shared how the Biology examiner and invigilator Sadat Bashir harassed 80 female students from the school.
In her detailed testimony, she mentioned how the examiner was responsible for harassing a number of students by passing sleazy comments and by physical contact. “…Our examiner Sadat Bashir, was a perverted asshole who groped almost 80 students and passed sleazy comments.
He groped me twice, once when I went for the model recognition and he touched my butt and second when I was making the slides. He came behind me and traced my bra strap all the while pretending he was just examining my slide,”
With the Passage of Time, More Students Came Out And the Social Media Showed Utmost Support!
Punish Sadat Bashir. Period. #BahriaCollegeCase I’ve spoken to relevant authorities at Bahria college, action has been taken already. Looking forward to a severe punishment #TimesUp RT for humiliating him socially too.
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) May 29, 2018
This is beyond disgusting. I urge my alma mater Bahria College to release a statement denouncing Sadat Bashir, and for the authorities to take immediate action. This depraved man should be behind bars.
More power to you, Saba.https://t.co/m1686oqK4x
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) May 29, 2018
Here's my full testimony. This happened in Army public school Westridge 3 branch in 2014.I have not shared the details of how he tried to touch me or other girls but this doesn't change the fact that he didn't. quick action should be taken against him #punishsadatbashir #timesup pic.twitter.com/Ff17nvQ6tJ
— Faryal (@Frylabac) May 30, 2018
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) May 30, 2018
A Social Media Movement Raised Awareness that TV Shows Started Talking About it!
Hashtags such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #PunishSadatBashir were used by Pakistanis who came forward to support the girls who were subject to harassment in their school.
And Member of the National Assembly Shaza Fatima Shed Additional Light by Discussing the Matter in NA!
“…Recent incident of mass sexual harassment in #BahriaCollege is just one example of a professor #SadatBashir harassing multitude of young girls in an examination hall where he wouldn’t allow any other teachers. It’s also an example of how the authorities, instead of taking action against the professor, asked the students to stay quiet and tried to hush it up.
This one vile person has been doing this for years now.”
With speculations raising day by day, Sadat Bashir finally came out to address the allegations made against him.
In a Video that Was Seen Surfacing on Social Media, Sadat Bashir Denied All Allegations Made by the Students!
In the video, the accused just mentioned the pressure he had from the schools on giving students full marks on their practicals – he didn’t accept or deny any allegations, nor did he speak about them.
Here’s the video:
#PunishSadatBashir rejects allegations of sexual harassment. "Education institution like APS&Bahria always pressurize me to award maximum marks to students in practical exams but I give marks to students on basis of their performance. I am being victimised for that," he said. pic.twitter.com/eS2NsbcJIl
— M AWAIS KIYANI (@MAWAISKIYANI) May 30, 2018
While the investigation is still ongoing, it is brilliant from these female students to come out and share the horrible experiences that have been happening in their own school. The social media, on the hand, must be applauded as well for its efforts in shedding light on the matter.
Justice will be served!