A Cinema in Lahore probably Emporium Mall Cinema has Leaked Footages of Dating Couples and it has Sparked the outrage in Public. Couples were caught doing ‘Reprehensible Acts’ during the showtime. So, it was captured through night-vision cameras and recorded without Pre-Warning Signals to them. However, Apparently the Video is leaked by some of the workers without the consent of Couples. Emporium Mall Cinema Leaks Footage of Dating Couples- Privacy is a Right or Privilege.
The videos showed them Engaging in Intimacy and people are outraged that the videos were taken in the first place. So, Pakistanis have started to raise questions about the Privacy Rights of Individuals.
Leaked Footages Spark Privacy Rights Violation
It is widely believed that everyone has a right to privacy and no institution or individual can leak anyone’s private moments at without their prior approval or consent. However, In a Country where Honor Killings are Common and Women are the Main Victims of that. So, leaking such Videos can be a real threat to their Life.
Former Director-General of Chief-Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit and activist Salman Sufi highlighted the issue on Twitter. So, He said that the video recordings of citizens from cinema halls was a violation of the law. Sufi demanded that these videos should be deleted immediately. He expressed his intention to launch lawsuits against the establishment of those theatres whose staff was involved in recording such videos.
Important thread: Just found that video recordings of citizens from cinema halls in #Pakistan have been shared around.This is NOT acceptable and is a violation of law. We demand that all theaters/Public places delete ALL video recordings that have no recorded safety threat ASAP pic.twitter.com/ZeeKpjhTSn
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) August 30, 2019
The Couples are Invoking Public Indecency
These Sexual and Intimate Activities should be confined between the Four Walls of the Room. However, the Intimate desires in any Public Place in Asian Society are Taboo, ethically and Morally.
Families seek for some quality time to get refreshed from their routine. One of the very few places for refreshment in Pakistan is cinema, an industry that is growing fast nationwide. People headed towards to watch a movie for refreshment clearly wouldn’t like to hear moaning and intimacy of some couples from the back of their seats, right?
Islam disallows these sexual activities before marriage. Considering that they are Muslims, disturbs us to the very core of our hearts even to digest it. Islam advises not to delay marriages as it brings such invoices amongst the youngsters. The young need to ponder over these Islamic teachings.
public place? You're going there for entertainment but all on your nerve is sex?. So fucking disgusting. This upper class have ruined the moral values. Feminists need full freedom from religion so they can follow a certain culture where women are being treated no more than toys
— Saddam (@BossLikeBoby) August 31, 2019
Emporium Mall Cinema Leaks Footage of Dating Couples- Privacy is a Right or Privilege
Various Tweets are circulating all over. Some are defending this controversy by suggesting to sue the management of cinemas calling it breaching of citizen’s privacy while others are busy calling it morally and ethically unacceptable.
Salman launched the movement #PrivacyIsARight to safeguard the privacy of Pakistanis with a specific set of demands.
Citizens-Netizens-Join us as we continue the movement to safeguard our privacy in public places. These are the set of rules we request every public facility to follow. Please share them as widely as possible so no entity records our families unsafely & leaks it. #PrivacyIsARight pic.twitter.com/Pi64LYvfBx
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) August 31, 2019
#PrivacyIsARight and not a privilege. Thank you @SalmanSufi7 for taking up this very important issue. Let’s help create awareness, demand adherence to respecting citizens privacy and legislate where necessary. https://t.co/Nn4lqjhI3F
— Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq (@AyeshaRaza13) August 31, 2019
There is absolutely no awareness around right to #privacy among citizens and no accountability around how companies, telecom, public bodies, ISPs etc retain/process/share citizens data. Reason why we Data Protection Law and privacy commission. #PrivacyIsaRight and not privilege. https://t.co/qCuntupDWA
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) August 30, 2019
Please Don’t Share the Videos on any Social Media Platform.
If you're spreading those leaked cinema videos and think it's funny.
let me remind you that one day your sins will be out in the open.
— TeflonDon (@Traganos_A) September 1, 2019
Its an appeal from all the social media users: Please dont share or forward leaked videos filmed in a cinema in the Emporium Mall Lahore of young boys and girls (explicit content) – lives and future of those youngsters and their families are at stake. Its a breach of privacy!
— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) August 31, 2019
Shame on emporium cinema who leaked all the cctv footage of people making out. And shame on all those who are sharing such videos for WHAT SO EVER reason.
Dono hathoun se lanat
— Blundo ℹ (@BlunderWoman_) August 30, 2019