A Pakistani woman came forward and accused her husband of beating her and shaving her head after refusing to dance for him and his friends.
Asma Aziz of Lahore posted a video in social media on Tuesday, March 26, her visibly injured face and shaved head. In the video, she explained what her husband Mian Faisal had allegedly done to her.
"He stripped me from his servants, the servants held me down as he shaved and burned my hair, my clothes were bloody, I was tied to a pipe and hung on the fan, threatening to hang I was naked" she said, according to the BBC.
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Aziz said she filed a complaint "but" they abducted themselves. "Police have denied their allegations and said they had sent officials to their place of residence, but they were barred.
Faisal and the servant were arrested, the BBC reported, telling Faisal that his wife had cut his hair after he was drugged.
Aziz said last week in court that she had married her husband four years ago and "he quickly became hostile," NPR reported.  The alleged incident sparked a conversation in the social media about abuse of spouses in the country Amnesty International South Asia has tweeted: "We are glad that violent and rapid action has been taken against the torturers of Asma Aziz, but we note with dismay the alarming increase d he cases of violence against women. A change of system to protect women is necessary. Measures can not be taken on a case-by-case basis.
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Pakistani actress Sanam Saeed defended Aziz on Twitter
as if to say that a prostitute was raped is her fault When will some of you really understand the meaning of #consent ?, she wrote.
The United Nations gender inequality index in 2016 ranked Pakistan in 147 out of 188 countries based on the health of its women and its education.