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Sunday Nov 03 2019
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Rabi Pirzada controversy: Sharing leaked videos a criminal act under PECA

Web Desk

Rabi Pirzada controversy: Sharing leaked videos a criminal act under PECA

Rabi Pirzada's leaked video has sparked a debate online surrounding privacy after private photos and videos of her were leaked online.

The leaked private content of the singer was rife on social media soon after it was made public, with multiple users sharing the videos and pictures and sending messages of condemnation towards the artist.

However, in doing so, the users are committing a crime under the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), as pointed out by many experts as well as concerned citizens who showed solidarity towards Pirzada.

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Nighat Dad, acclaimed human rights activist and lawyer stepped forth on Twitter and called out social media users for sharing the leaked content.

“Those who are weaponizing nonconsensual intimate images and videos of @Rabipirzada and those who are forwarding them are committing crime under PECA,” she said.

She further urged all netizens to assist in identifying as well as eliminating accounts found getting involved in this conduct.

“Don’t be a silent bystander, report these tweets and do not forward this violence,” she added.

Along with the tweet, Dad attached screenshots of the Act that back her statement of the aforementioned activity falling under criminal behavior.

Apart from that, a massive number of social media users also came forward to extend their support to Rabi Pirzada, condemning the individuals who have been part of the breach of privacy.

Read More: Rabi Pirzada files complaint with FIA over video leak

Earlier on Friday, Pirzada lodged a case with the Federal Investigation Agency over the breach of privacy after leaked private photos and videos of her started making rounds on the internet.