Some acts are condemnable, but some of the acts human beings do are simply shameful. Harassment and sexual abuse is one such act. It not only defames a certain nation or humans as a whole but also makes the good men around the globe feel bad.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is full of migrants and expats working here in every category and field, making a good income and trying to improve the life of their families they leave behind. Housemaids are one of them, working thousands of miles away from their native lands for to earn a better living.
Recently a couple of arrests were recorded and made in the name of sexual abuse and harassment of housemaids by the house owners in different parts of the Kingdom including an Egyptian person and another.
The arrests came in after the videos of their hideous acts went viral on the social media, playing a vital role not only to unmask them but also proving them guilty. Similarly, one more video went viral recently in which a man is seen harassing a housemaid.
According to a news, the arrest came within hours of the video went viral, posted on Wednesday. As soon as the video went viral, an outrage broke on social media especially twitter bashing the act of the person named Al-Zaharani and asking the authorities to take immediate action against him, which they did.
Saudi Law Enforcing Agencies are to be praised here, rightfully. They take immediate action against the culprits even though the video comes online and on social media.
In many countries, Police keep on asking for solid evidence and in-person proofs which not only delays the justice but also lets the culprits walk free and become more violent.
The Riyadh police took Al-Zaharani, the culprit seen in the video, in custody and he is being interrogated. Citizens of Saudi Arabia are demanding justice and strict punishment against the person.
In the video, it can be seen clearly that Al-Zaharani is trying to grab hold of the sensitive parts of the housemaid forcefully and recording it for some other purposes.
Many people on twitter are saying that such people are a disgrace to the nation. Yes, indeed, such people make the nation look bad as a whole. The maid is a foreigner, looks like of Asian ethnicity, and is being forced into having sex.
The attempt of rape and rape is an act of disgrace and brutality. People are demanding the implication of the new law that is being drafted to criminalize sexual harasser and to punish them in accordance with the royal decree issued by King Salman.
It has been almost 3 months and it should be implemented by now for such cases are rising and need to be stopped as soon as possible. A Dubai based activist told a news agency that such is not the first of such cases, there are hundreds of them which go unreported.
Domestic workers are, unfortunately, most vulnerable and soft targets when it comes to harassment for they are helpless and far away from their homes. They should get proper and equal rights of the labor, a friendly environment even inside the homes.
It is correct that the government cannot interfere or keep an eye on each individual as to what he or she is doing within their premises but strict laws and punishment to such sick minded criminals will sure put a fear in the hearts and minds of the people who are doing it or plan to do it in near future.