Under the wake of the recently ongoing controversy between playwright Khalil ur Rehman and Marvi Sarmad, millions of people have come out to discuss their view points. ‘We march for those who cannot march for themselves,’ Mahira Khan Among them is Pakistan’s leading actress Mahira Khan.
We march for those who cannot march for themselves
On Wednesday, Mahira Khan has voiced her support for Aurat March. Taking to her twitter handle, Mahira Khan wrote,
“We don’t march for ourselves. We march for those who cannot march for themselves.”
Moreover, she said, “As a privileged woman I march for those who are not in my position, who don’t have the basic rights that I have enjoyed since I was born.”
I’m sure those who have been organizing the Aurat March are experienced, have been working for years for the cause of women..they have a better idea of what should and should not be done. I write out of pure observation. #WhyIMarch pic.twitter.com/D3AUQYM3Re
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 4, 2020
She went on saying, “Can we then please be careful with the slogans and words we put out? Can we hold placards of the causes we are fighting for, the issues we want to be resolved, the basic rights and needs of those who suffer because they are either unaware of their rights or they are not given to them.”
She keeps on questioning the nation, “Can we hold banners of laws we would like to be put into place and those that have harmed women over the years? Don’t we want as many people as possible to understand why we march?”
It is worth noticing that both Khalil ur Rehman and Marvi Sarmad have appeared at a TV show to exchange their views on feminism and Aurat March 2020. The discussion takes a serious turn when they both exchanged heated arguments on ‘Mera Jism, Meri Marzi’.