Not-so-hidden agenda

By News Desk
June 12, 2024

According to the Digital Rights Foundation, there is a disturbing trend of secretly installing hidden cameras in private spaces, including hostels, universities, shelters and salons, to spy on women. The recent discovery of hidden cameras in a bathroom of a Lahore hostel is a stark reminder of the University of Balochistan scandal from years past. In my view, these hidden cameras are a tool of malicious individuals and rogue elements seeking to undermine women’s participation in education and the workforce. The recent surge in women standing up against harassment and injustice in educational institutions and other public spaces threatens the status quo.


These sinister forces aim to intimidate women into staying at home. In a conservative society like ours, the exposure of these hidden cameras may perpetuate harmful narratives, deterring parents from sending their daughters to college, university, or the workforce. It is crucial that we resist these regressive tactics and recognize the imperative of women’s participation in society’s progress and advancement. We must choose to defy these malicious agendas and continue to support women’s education and empowerment.

Anwar Sayab Khan