Let’s Today talk about the main slogan of Aurat March. Some say this slogan is being used to promote western styles of exposing bodies while other say it’s misinterpreted. I will be discussing point of view of the both sides here.
"Mera Jism Meri Mrzi" was invented by Marvi Sarmad and Party in 2019. It’s been a topic of controversy since than.
One point of view is that ‘Mera Jism Meri Mrzi’ means You can’t stop me from short dressing or whatever. It’s my body and I can do anything with it. You are nobody to stop me.
If this is the meaning, It’s completely a Wrong Slogan. You are living in an Islamic State and you can’t do improper dressing. Even Men should not be allowed to do improper dressing. People who are against this slogan say: Those Women, like Marvi Sarmad, Living in Western countries want to contaminate the minds of our sisters and daughters.
A Writer Of The News Described it perfectly:
"Campaigners of the ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ scheme in their 2019 demonstration had already displayed in public what was their goal.
With the same theme – Mera Jism Meri Marzi- the last year’s Aurat March had caused serious provocation in the society because of the obnoxious slogans displayed by the participants in some major cities of the country. Many of the slogans could not even be reported by the mainstream media for being so disgusting and indecent.
Instead of addressing the issues facing Pakistani women, the Aurat March scheme promises unchecked ‘freedom’- which can’t be given to anyone whether man or woman - promoting rebellious attitudes."
While Other point of view says that the slogan is ‘misinterpreted’. They say it means that It’s my body and you can’t touch it without my permission.
Pakistani Actress, Mahira Khan came up to speak in the favour of this slogan:
“When I say ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’, I don’t mean I want to strip my clothes off and run around naked!”
“I mean to say that I am a human and this is my body, so it is up to me whether I allow you to stare at it or touch it, or not. It means that I can report you if you don’t comply. It means that I can take an action against you if you harass me because you have no right over MY body,”
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said in a press conference on this issue. “The government did not take sides over the Aurat March".
"We neither support slogans like ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ nor do we side with baton-wielding marchers,” Dr Awan emphasised.
Well I think this slogan is completely Misleading and Not Misinterpreted. This slogan should not be used at all. People who share the second point of view, are at wrong. We should not be supporting such ‘Unethical’ and Anti Islamic Slogans which could result in spoiling the minds of our young generation.
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