A woman wearing a dress with Arabic writing printed on it was attacked by a violent mob on Sunday. Videos of the incident quickly spread online, showing the mob surrounding her while she was at a restaurant in Lahore’s Ichhra Market.
Some people there accused her of having Quranic verses printed on her dress, which they found offensive. They were angry because of the Arabic writing on her dress, not knowing what it really meant. The dress actually has the word ‘sweet’ written on it.

While some tried to protect the terrified woman her from the false accusations, the police came to control situation and took the woman home safely.
Later, it was found that there were no Quranic verses on her dress, just Arabic words.


Celebrities reacted to the news with shock and horror. Many expressed admiration for the female police officer who led the woman to safety.

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