Employees from a cinema in Lahore leaked explicit videos of couples in the audience captured via night vision cameras. The leaked videos have been making rounds of social media and have sparked two very different debates.
Some are calling it a breach of citizens’ privacy while some are busy being the moral police:
People of Pakistan, specially those who are sharing unethically captured CCTV leaks of couples having sex or getting physically intimate. Guys! Sex is a biological basic need of an adult human. If you're missing it in your life, do not blame others by breaching their privacy.
— Saim Rizvi (@saim_riz) August 31, 2019
People shared that this was not okay:
Shameful how our PUBLIC doesnt understand the basics of Morality. Recording and sharing Vdo sharing via Night Vision cams of people's personal inappropriate deeds is NOT OK. #cinema #Lahore
— M Arsalan Khan (@sherwaniarsalan) August 31, 2019
Some said the empliyees should be sued for breach if privacy:
Management of Lahore Emporium cinema should be sued for making that ‘explicit’ video viral via uploading it on social media that too without the couple’s consent. Surveillance through Night vision PTZ cams without warning signs is clear breach of privacy!
— Z. (@zainnwho) August 30, 2019
People were calling the CCTV cameras in cinemas a threat:
Important thread: Just found that video recordings of citizens from cinema halls in #Pakistan have been shared around.This is NOT acceptable and is a violation of law. We demand that all theaters/Public places delete ALL video recordings that have no recorded safety threat ASAP pic.twitter.com/ZeeKpjhTSn
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) August 30, 2019
Some were of the opinion that surveillance culture is disgusting:
Surveillance culture is disgusting. https://t.co/TDsFROvV85
— Atiya Abbas (@AtiyaAbbas_) August 30, 2019
People were disgusted at the things being done in the name of security:
Video leak of people making out in emporium cinema in Lahore. So so disgusted at what is done in the name of safety and security.
— Atiya Abbas (@AtiyaAbbas_) August 30, 2019
People were schooling those who were sharing the video:
Shame on emporium cinema Lahore who leaked all the cctv footage of people making out. And shame on all those who are sharing such videos for WHAT SO EVER reason.
Dono hathoun se lanat 🙌🏿#emporiumcinema
— Advocate Sana Javed (@Advsana08) August 31, 2019
People had questions:
Apparently there's videos circulating from an emporium cinema of couples making out in the cinema hall. The videos are from infrared security cameras mounted inside the hall facing the crowd.
Why are there cameras facing the crowd watching the screen in the first place?
— Maaz (@MaazPervez) August 31, 2019
Some thought intimacy and being in love are very natural things:
Someone sent me leaked cctv footage of a cinema in Lahore. Have been hearing that this is from cinema in Emporium Mall. Dont know how true is that.
Falling in love and getting intimate is natural, not falling in live and getting intimate with someone with consent is also natural
— Tehreem Azeem (@tehreemazeem) August 31, 2019
Many wanted the cinema to be sued:
Emporium cinema in Lahore, DHA should be sued for breach of privacy under cyber law for leaking out videos of couples involved on PDA.
— Hasnain (@SuagaDesi) August 31, 2019
And it worked because Punjab’s Strategic Reforms Unit director general, Salman Sufi, announced filing a lawsuit against the cinema.
Not sure if this is sarcasm:
Saw a video of a cinema in Lahore where desperate couples are busy making out , I question this governments incompetence, can’t you provide subsidised rooms for making out to this young nation so their frustrations can be channeled properly and their productivity be increased ?
— High (@talkingcurves) August 30, 2019
Some were calling it shameful:
Just saw leaked videos of Lahore cinema, it is so shameful and embarrassing. Disturbing at so many levels, where the hell is society going. Men are responsible for that, and women are responsible to some extent. Like people were sitting around and didn’t stop them. Characterless!
— ZEB (@IamShzb) August 31, 2019
Some blamed it all on Naya Pakistan:
Just saw the leaked cctv footage from the cinema video being passed around, welcome to naya Pakistan! 🙃
— U (@umi_alam) August 30, 2019
Many were confused:
Not sure if Lahore cinema or Heera mandi
— شاہ میر (@iShahmir) August 31, 2019
And some were, of course, shoving their idea of love down other’s throats:
leaked videos of emporium mal cinepax R the sickest thing on internet today
Firstly why would u do it in a cinema?🤦🏻♂️
& why would u put the life of a girl on risk whom u term as the "Love of your life" ^^LUST^^
& for d one who put those videos on internet u R a "BASTARD"#Lahore
— Ammar (@itsammartarik) August 31, 2019
What do you think about this situation? Should the cinema be sued? Let us know in the comments below!
Kindly remove the video of mahira khan dance as soon as possible,how can you posted without permission, it’s very bad,he is just a little boy,who likes her,pls deleted
The Couple who is responsible for all these bad things.. shame on them.. bastard
Night vision cameras operated by persons having no vision.
literally by my side. they making fun of the Girls who commit mistakes in their young age or when they are not that much mature. ALLAH Almighty says hide the sins of other people. and i’ll Hide yours on the day of judgment. An appropriate action should take place for the culprits behind the scenes. and Emporium cinepax authority should get sued for what their irresponsibility did. May be someone gets too ashamed of his sins and suicide, who will be responsible for this? people making fun at the videos or Cinepax emporium mall.
The emporeum staff has acted immorally and must be taken to task for making and leaking videos.
Breach of personal privacy.
Why not u shoot videos of your own sex life and intimate moments in front of public..star ur inmates and womenfolk at ur home to be the natural lovers and get crediits. Hope next week u will show it expiliciitly in cinemas.
Okay so if you speak something sensible, you’re shoving the truth down people’s throats. Okay then! This nation has reached to the point where they’re all okay with nudity, filth and every disgusting thing. Imagine calling yourself muslims after that.
I would see it as a paid stunt by involving s/he hoes to achieve some agendas. On the surface it is a cinema, leaking security footages of a couple of desperate couples to meet their natural requirements, whereas scratch the surface and seems like this ain’t what it “only” is true.
All above who against so called privacy …. u all having no idea about the frustration of couples during watching a Pakistani or English action movie involving in sex… Nikkah Mushkil or ZINNA asan ho gya hai…. its parents responsibility to take care of tbere children’s and privacy.
So many hotels we have in lahore also in emporium mall called Nishat Hotel… if u have no control on your things so its better to go hotel instead of cinema.
Cinema employees did a good job… leaked c
Videos will stop from doing these acts in future..
Yes it is an invasion of privacy to some extent, however whatever happened in the cinema was not at all private. The video wasn’t made in someone’s bedroom,.My eyes have never seen anything like this. Anyone could have captured this scene and share it, how stupid, and careless these people could be. Feel sorry for the girls and families. The staff should have thought that sharing such content can destroy lives. Both equally wrong!!
This will happened again & again…if the people make nikah difficult & adultery as a easy job to do……media is also responcible for this because in mornong shows they show a marriage a super luxury item…which make a great complex in our society……
Allah In sub ko Hidiyat day
I must say that why girls allow boys to do unethical activity in public place where they could easily be manipulate, see how they are feeling at moment because one can easily identify the faces of those Making out ignoring everyone. So I blame girls first and then the management who leaked these videos.
It is clearly not the cinema’s fault. The videos will only tarnish the cinema’s reputation and reduce its sales. SO why would they do this to themselves? Also, the videos have been “leaked” not “released”. Clearly this is a job done by their competitors. And, the cameras are a must by the government. Lastly, it is not EMPORIUM cinemas… Emporium owns no cinema. The cinema is a separate Entity entirely.
People who are doing such acts and the people who leaked them should be punished, not the cinema.
I think that this is not real because how could so many couples engaged in such shameful activities at the same time.I think it was all planned either to add bad repute to some cinemas or to make it viral to gain cheap reputation.Anyways after showing to me by my friend such videos I was really shocked as to what has happened to Muslims who get involved in zina openly.I dont think that they were all married because marriage is a sacred union and need not such devilish outlet in public.
WTF….INSTEAD OF TELLING THE SINNERS TO STOP BEING CHEAP IN PUBLIC PLACES,TOU R BLAMING THE CINEMA MANAGEMENT….WILL YOU ALL APPRECIATE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO DO THE SAME IN PUBLIC? IS THIS AN ISLAMIC COUNTRY OR WHAT….I WILL NEVER LET MY KIDS VISIT SUCH CINEMAS WHERE THE ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATIONAL PLACE IS BEING USED AS A SEX PLAYGROUND. THEY DID WHAT THEY SHOULD’VE….I APPRECIATE THEIR STEP.
they should not have done it but if the management had already seen the footage why did’nt they just held the couples and called there parents rahther than displaying it all over the internet.
No doubt that it was wrong but they should be defamed like this in general public.
dude i am normal citizen of multan and since metric i went to cinema…there were cameras there at the year of 2008 and that respected cinema staff beat the crap out of the boys and let them out pf the cinemas coz its cinema not your love hotel to do hanky Panky stuff…in my opinion!
A.girls and boys both are to blame
B.staff is to blame for not stopping them and leaking the footage
Yes cinema should be sued for such a cheap act
How do people expect privacy in public places ??? there’s kids in cinemas ffs. if you want to do these sort of things, fine, there’s nothing wrong with that. Just do it at home, not in public.