Pakistan: PTI, JUI-F united by misogyny as they oppose ‘Aurat March’ – Occasions of India

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Protesters put on masks depicting Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media movie star who based on police was strangled in what seemed to be an ‘honour killing’ (Reuters)

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities and opposition Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), that are all the time at loggerheads, have come collectively to oppose Aurat March in Pakistan, native media reported.
Nevertheless, this uncommon show of unity reeks of deep-seated misogyny and patriarchy within the nation.
Forward of Aurat March that coincides with Worldwide Ladies’s Day, federal spiritual affairs minister and a number one mild of the JUI-F have each termed it ‘un-Islamic’, reported the Daybreak newspaper.
The 2 staunch rivals additionally cite ‘our tradition, custom’ to justify their opposition to it.
“If any makes an attempt are made for obscenity on March 8 in Islamabad, we are going to condemn it,” Abdul Majeed Hazarvi, the chief of JUI-F Islamabad wing had warned earlier.
Their argument would have weight if backed by logic, data and even plain widespread sense however their driver seems to preconceived, archaic notions a couple of lady’s place in society and outright misogyny, reported the Pakistani newspaper.
Anybody questioning the legitimacy of the ladies’s rights motion needn’t embark on a deep examine of historical past or sociology however merely have a look at just a few current incidents to grasp why the established order is unacceptable, as it’s patently unjust, the Daybreak reported.
Qandeel Baloch’s homicide for making a persona on social media that challenged the honour of her brother who killed her demonstrates the route of verbal, bodily and psychological abuse within the overwhelming majority of instances in Pakistan, that’s, from man to lady.
In one other horrific incident demonstrating the plight of girls in Pakistan, two younger girls had been kidnapped, raped and stripped earlier than being paraded of their village as a result of a person from their tribe and a girl from their tormentors’ tribe, eloped and bought married of their very own selection, based on the native newspaper.
Aurat March, which was first held within the metropolis of Karachi in 2018, is now organized yearly to rejoice Worldwide Ladies’s Day on March 8. The march spotlight the problems girls face in Pakistan.

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