As women in Pakistan begin to prepare for the Aurat March in the country, the most famous slogan of the marches “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” comes to the surface, and with that commences the naysayers objections on the triggering phrase. This time around, too, they had a plethora of reasons to object the movement, but one of the most absurd of them all was the Aurat March being foreign funded. The pro-Aurat March Pakistanis, however, started a “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” trend on Twitter to clap back at the haters protesting against it.
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People in Pakistan are protesting against the Aurat March contesting that it contradicts with Pakistan’s social and Islamic values which are the core sentiments of the masses in Pakistan.
One of the most important reason according to them was to protest against the narrative of “Mera Jism Meri Marzi.”
They believe that women fighting for their bodily autonomy is against Pakistan’s moral and ethical values.
Also claiming that the “elites” of Pakistan are trying to use the Aurat March for their personal motives and are trying to exploit the masses, adding that it is foreign funded.
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This quite reasonably, triggered the marchers, organizers, feminists and the supporters of the women’s rights. They called them out for their baseless accusations to teach them a thing or two against their tall claims.
They iterated that had the Aurat March been foreign-funded, they would have been owners of lands worth millions by now.
Some of them came out in the support of the Aurat March expressing that no one’s raised an objection over other foreign funded projects, they only have an issue when women come out to ask for their due rights.
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They also had answers for those hating on the infamous slogan challenging the patriarchal norms of our society.
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