Every year, on March 8, International Women’s Day, ‘Aurat March’ is celebrated on behalf of the women of Pakistan. This time the women are preparing for the women’s march, while the government of Imran Khan is trying to thwart their efforts with the hijab.
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As Pakistan’s women prepare for a women’s march on March 8, International Women’s Day, the government of Imran Khan is trying to thwart its efforts to empower women by wearing the hijab. . According to a think tank, the Policy Research Group (POREG), this is being done to promote conservatism.
Every year, on International Women’s Day, Pakistani women organize women’s march, in this regard, Religious Affairs Minister Nurul Haq Qadri has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to declare March 8 as on International Hijab Day. The minister also said that the march of women held in Pakistan every year since 2018 goes against the principles of Islam. According to the report of the think tank, Qadri in his letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan has also suggested changing the status of UN-designated International Day, which aims to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements. of women.
It was also written in the letter that no organization has the right to question the Islamic values, the norms of society, the hijab and the modesty of the country’s women on the occasion of Women’s March or International Women’s Day. Woman or in any case, because these acts hurt. the feelings of Muslims.
The POEG report said that Qadri’s statement was criticized by women parliamentarians, diplomats and civil society people, after which Qadri presented an explanation saying that obscenity and hooliganism in the name of rights are not they allow in no case. Also, he said, in the letter written to the Prime Minister, I have shown the collective thinking of Pakistan.
Why is women leaving?
Every year, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, a women’s march is held to show the problems facing women in Pakistan. The Aurat March was first organized in Karachi in 2018.
raise awareness among women
According to the think tank, over the past four years, many educated urban women, political parties and academics in Pakistan have used the march of women on the streets and social media to raise awareness about the depressing condition of women.
According to the Dawn newspaper, bad practices in Pakistan have united even the main rivals. Ironically, both the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) have joined forces to oppose the “Golden March”.