Aurat March placards turn up the heat against Khalilur Rehman

The writer was creatively turned into a meme by the marchers, here's how

Sarah Price/Asfa Sultan March 09, 2020

KARACHI: The annual international women's day witnessed a series of successful Aurat marches held across Pakistan yesterday. The one in Karachi particularly roared with chants from women of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds gathered to demand their rights.

There were those who dealt with patriarchy at their work place along with those who silently endured it at home. There were those who were pushed around for their choice of clothing along with those who were victims of domestic violence. The LGBTQ community protested along with the non-binary individuals without the threat of being treated differently.

But all marched for a similar cause, lifting each others spirits, making sure no one feels left out. However, amidst the inclusion, diversity, and range of objectives, another specific symbolic treatment that stood out in this year's march, was the face of Khalilur Rehman Qamar on numerous posters.

Owing to his recent controversial interview and blockbuster series, Meray Paas Tum Ho, several took a dig at the form of misogyny relayed by the writer both verbally, and creatively.

Here are some unapologetic posters highlighting just that:

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A low down of what went down before this year's march and why:



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Shehreyar Khan | 3 months ago | Reply | Recommend You may agree or disagree with Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar's outrageous views or say can even question his state of mind but I think Marvi Sirmad is no different from Mr Qamar viz a viz her etiquette, bigotry or foul mouthing is in question. And the 2nd last play card photo sums up all the filth & double standards these so called marches carry. A woman's strength lie in her character or brought up & her iron will to stand against all odds not any petty hollow slogan or march. 90% of these marchers are those western inspired Burger Kings who mistreat their maids as if they are their slaves & carry their child servant in bonnet of their cars alongside their children toys. Good luck with such change.
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