LAHORE: People from all walks of life and various age groups gathered at Liberty Roundabout on Saturday to object the increasing occurrences of physical violence against females throughout the nation and also demand security for females as well as gender minorities.
Arranged collectively by the Aurat March, the Haqooq-i-Khalq Activity and the Progressive Students Collective, the protest was held to push the state to assume its responsibility to protect its individuals, especially ladies as well as gender minorities who are regularly dealing with violence in one type or the various other and also commonly wind up being murdered. They additionally required the federal government pass the residential physical violence expense in its current kind and also withstand any kind of stress over it.
In her speech, Mohiba Ahmed from the pupils’ collective stressed the requirement to quit target blaming and hold criminals accountable. “We are tired of discussing now in as well as day out. You (federal government) needed to pass one costs versus residential violence however you keep postponing that also. All this physical violence that women deal with appears of the deep-rooted fascism as well as misogyny in culture,” she worried and also mentioned the ‘early’ launch from jail of the enemy of attorney Khadija Siddiqui.
The participants, mainly young people, shouted slogans such as “Mera jism teri marzi, nahi chalay gi nahi chalay gi”, “Mera jism, meri marzi”, “Aurat bhi jahan mehfooz nahi, vo jeena bhi kya jeena hai”, as well as “Zulm ke ye zaabte, hum nahi maante”. The organsiers also carried out the ‘Rapist is you’ feminist anthem, ending it with chants of ‘pity pity’ against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
All the speakers came down hard on him over his repeated victim criticizing as well as doubting of a rape victim’s selection of clothes.
Dr Alia Haider spoke about the pent up anger within ladies as a result of the provincialism they encountered, stating murders of Quratulain, Saima and Noor that have been trending on social media sites. She likewise denounced the misogynistic comments made on TV by writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar, expert Orya Maqbool Jan, federal priest Ali Amin Gandapur as well as various other political leaders.
“Females are thought about a liability. They are targeted with karo kari, vani, various other tribal custom-mades, and also misuses are likewise targeted towards females. We intend to feel secure in public places, our houses as well as also amongst close friends. Females need to be provided their basic civil liberties as well as liberties,” she added.
Sara Kazmi, a student, then sang a track, ‘Auratain uthi nahi tau zulm barhta jaye ga’ (If women do not increase currently, wrongs against them will only obtain more powerful), which came from India in 2019 to denounce the violence versus women there.
Lubna, a woman from Chungi Amar Sidhu, raised the problem that females were always questioned what flexibilities they wanted despite day-to-day records of physical violence– inside houses, workplaces and also public areas. She stated a female was beaten up or perhaps killed for requesting her right to inheritance, and anticipated to care for their families as well as deal with residential duties also after toiling away from the house all day. “Why can’t males share the household work? Why can not the kitchen tasks be separated?” she examined.
Ali Haider, a kid, recited a song, ‘Tabdeeli azaab le ke aap ayi ay’, buffooning PM Khan as well as his accountability concept.
Transgender area representative Zanaya Chaudhry additionally spoke on the occasion, highlighting the physical violence they dealt with and successive federal governments’ lip service for the community.