Armeena Khan reacts to orders of FIR against Aurat March organizers

Keeping women under our thumbs is a priority? asks Armeena

Shanzay Salman

Shanzay Salman

Features Editor
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Actress Armeena Khan is not happy with Peshawar court’s order to file an FIR against the organizers of Aurat March Islamabad.

In  recent tweet, she made the statement “Sorry but where are the FIRS against child rapists? People killed in broad daylight? Corruption? Or keeping women under our thumbs is a priority?,” asks the actor.

The Pakistani Canadian film and television actress seems to have a point. As many as 1,489 children, at least eight per day, were sexually abused in the first half of the year 2020, in Pakistan. More than 80 percent of the women in the country are victims of abuse, be it physical or mental. Murders are rampant and corruption is on the rise. But we are more concerned about a march where women came together to speak out for their rights….. Priorities….

Earlier today, a local court in Peshawar ordered registering a First Information Report (FIR) against the organizers of this year’s Aurat March in Islamabad on Friday.

Earlier this month, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a banned outfit, threatened the organizers of  Aurat March, accusing them of blasphemy and obscenity, on account of a video which was later proven to have been doctored/fake. Aurat March organizers provided proof against the false allegations, calling for an apology for the edited/doctored video to wrongly show participants raising those blasphemous slogans.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also strongly condemned the the deliberate, vicious campaign against @AuratMarch, saying “Once again, allegations of blasphemy have been weaponised, this time against women who bravely drew attention to the harassment & sexual assault they had experienced.”