WATCH: Turkish man attacks female student on bus for ‘wearing shorts during Ramadan’

The footage is from a bus in Turkey, wherein a man hits a woman for wearing shorts during the holy month of Ramzan. The attacker was detained shortly afterwards but was set free after questioning. During the interrogation he reportedly said he had been “provoked”.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Turkey, ramadan, ramzan, woman assaulted She said that throughout the journey the man had been verbally harassing her by saying she should not be wearing shorts during Ramazan (Source: @Haberler/ Twitter)

Targeting woman for their attire and way of living in the name of religion is nothing new. But instilling fear and shaming people is a different thing and physically attacking a lady for her clothes make it a much serious concern. Recently, a female student in Turkey was assaulted by a man, her supposed crime — she was wearing shorts during Ramzan!

The footage of the attack that took place in broad daylight in a moving bus has gone viral, creating a huge furore online. In the video, a man hits a woman hard on her head while getting out at his stop. And then when she decided to fight back, he further grabbed her and pushed her to the back of the bus before running out of the vehicle. What’s unfortunate was that while the man kept attacking the woman, others watched and did not protest.

University student Asena Melisa Saglam was travelling on a bus in Istanbul when the assailant hurt her. Saglam said that throughout the journey the man had been verbally harassing her by saying she should not be wearing shorts during Ramazan, an AFP report said.

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The attacker was detained shortly afterwards but following questioning, he was set free. During the interrogation he reportedly said he had been “provoked”, causing a new outcry.

It’s the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk. It is a period when people from the community is expected to spread love, however, many instances have come forward where religious bigots are growing intolerant to those why tend to defy the norm. In Pakistan, while clerics thrashed journalists for drinking water during Ramzan fast, in India, Dangal actor Fatima Sana Shaikh was shamed for wearing a swimsuit during Ramadan.

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    farid abbas
    Jun 23, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    Even iam muslim , but i am yotaly disapointed with act done by that guy. Attacking a women is also a pethatic act and act of person dosent represents the whole community . Islam is very much diffrent instead of what all these illitrates are doing and beliving them selves to be a muslim
    1. A
      Jun 24, 2017 at 4:15 am
      Every Muslim liberal keeps saying that, but when the Muslim community repeatedly acts like this, how can you say it's nothing to do with Islam? It's not just illiterates...
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        Md. Masood Naseer
        Jun 24, 2017 at 5:01 am
        Appreciate d
      2. A
        Jun 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm
        How cowardly act... SHAME....why the he is wearing jeans and shirt and not a Muslim attire in Ramzan...all norms and rules are only for female in Islam I guess
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          Ujwala more
          Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm
          Hitting women during Ramadan okay.....wearing shorts not okay....watching a women wearing shorts and harrassing her for it is okay....but hitting her and then running away is okay.....muslim guys hit women and then runaway when she hit him....afraid that other people might also teach him a lesson..... such are islam followers....hypocrites....bigtime...
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            Abul Mahsin Mazumder
            Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 am
            You that girl is also muslim and such people are everywhere not only in muslims. Take your Swami om ji for example!! Don't be judgemental everywhere....
          2. I
            Jun 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm
            This is what MUSLIMS who are motivated by QURAN and MU-HAM-MAD will do to everyone else. ............................... PA-KI MULLAHS thrashed TV Crew for drinking water during Ramzan.
            1. S
              Jun 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm
              If he did in turkey den its non of you ppl business, or always u ppl try 2 put Muslim in news ... asswhole ,
              1. K
                Jun 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm
                When USA kills extremists in Iraq than why you buggers cry here in India you r bloody still bloody believe on the 1400 years old book go with time fools
                1. H
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 8:32 pm
                  People can comment to any incident happening anywhere in the world. This is 21st centuru not ur 19th or 21st century when u could silence everyone with violence , lies etc. So off.
                2. C
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm
                  This is outrageous and the people who just standby are very cowardly . Only if someone had spoken up that man would not have had the guts to behave the way he did .he did so without any fear and hesitation as he like us know how our society is . Ramadan is a practice to spread love and to justify ones such disgusting behaviour Is shameful .. we should not wait for a death to consider a crime serious .
                  1. P
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                    That's right Christina ...
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                      Vrn murthy
                      Jun 23, 2017 at 12:17 am
                      That's truly right Christina..
                    2. I
                      Jun 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm
                      That is what Islam teaches, its ideology of hate violence and indina media what's thta indianology of terrorism to be majority , indina medi ais terrorist
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