Social media has been abuzz with news pertaining to Mohsin Abbas Haider and the allegations lodged against him by his wife, Fatima Sohail. The entire country has been keeping up with tweets, press conferences and the statements made by both parties and everyone has shown immense support for Fatima during this testing time. In the midst of all of this, Pakistani actress Humaima Malik has come forward and shared her own experience with domestic violence. Social media has played an important role in bring forth these issues and aided in highlighting these pressing matters.
The 31-year-old Bol actress took to her Instagram account and opened up on how she suffered from two abusive relationships and how she managed to pull through them. She suffered continuously at the hands of her husband and went through severe mental and physical torture.
The first part of her Instagram story questions what goes through a person’s mind when a woman shares her pain about her abusive relationship. “When a woman shares her pain, her abusive relationship with you people, what’s the first thing that comes in your mind?” she asks.
In a second post on her Instagram story she said, “Although it has been years…But all those years and the pain filled days and night still haunt me .. I was only 19,20 year old miserable young girl..who can’t even share my screaming wounds with my family.”
She further continued and shared that she was disappointed in herself for letting the same torture repeat in another relationship. “I am shameful of myself today, I didn’t do anything for myself 3 years of abusive marriage, 7 years of another abusive relationship and it repeated again,” she shared.
“While I was working making a good life for myself and my entire family, I have been threaten, abused and beaten to death not once but many times I am not scared anymore I am now shameful of silence #nomoresilence [sic],” she further added.
Actress Ammara Hikmat came out in support of Humaima and shared her story on her own instagram page. “You are a very brave woman @humaimamalick I witnessed it first hand and I am glad you pulled yourself out of it. More power to you Daro,” she penned.
Though Humaima Malick revealed no name and didn’t hint at who she was referring to, she was married to actor Shamoon Abbasi in 2010. But unfortunately, the marriage only lasted two years and the couple filed for divorce in 2012. In an earlier interview she said that the divorce made her stronger and that she is extremely thankful to God for blessing in her career after the huge success of ‘Bol’.
Humaima Malick may have come out with this revelation after Fatima Sohail took to social media and unveiled that she was physically abused by her husband, Mohsin Abbas Haider. She shared rather graphic images of herself whereby she was bruised and scarred by Mohsin Abbas Haider and also shared that she was pregnant at the time.
“On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed he started beating me. I was pregnant at that time! He pulled me from hair, dragged me on floor, kicked me several times, punched me on face and threw me on the wall,” she started her story.
“I was brutally beaten by my husband. My caretaker! Traumatized me contacted a friend instead of family and was rushed to hospital. Doctor initially refused to do checkup as it was a police case,” she went on to add. Her story garnered an astounding number of reactions and many took to social media to support her cause. Her revelation also resulted in Mohsin Abbas Haider getting fired from his show. This goes to show how more and more women are going to stand up for themselves and how the power of social media can impact lives.