While the vast majority of conversations regarding the Aurat March, slated for Sunday, have been positive and celebratory, there were, nonetheless, a few exceptions.
Not everyone it seems is rallying around the necessary and long overdue movement for women’s rights in Pakistan. There were, of course, the predictable opponents – conservative politicians and celebrities – and then there were the unexpected detractors.
Here are some of the most surprising reactions to the Aurat March and the slogan “mera jism, meri marzi”, which was displayed on a placard at last year’s protest.
Ahmed Ali Butt
The actor and singer in a recent Instagram story called the slogan “a western campaign which supports to make abortion legal, abolish ban on organ sale, and make prostitution legal.”
Butt then also insisted that his fans Google the term, which would ostensibly prove his point. “It is sad,” he wrote that people are following “a funded movement.”
We Googled it, and we are not too sure what the actor is referring to.‘When did Aurat March organisers speak against Islam?’ wonders IHC chief justice