Kishwar Naheed rejects certain slogans of Aurat March, receives backlash

02:10 PM | 13 Mar, 2019
Kishwar Naheed rejects certain slogans of Aurat March, receives backlash
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LAHORE - Kishwar Naheed is no new name to Pakistan. She is one of the first few women that come to mind when we speak of feminism. She has 12 volumes of her poetry published from both Pakistan and India. Her Urdu poetry has also been published in foreign languages all over the world. Her famous poem 'We Sinful Women', affectionately referred to as a women’s anthem among Pakistani feminists, gave its title to a groundbreaking anthology of contemporary Urdu feminist poetry, translated and edited by Rukhsana Ahmad and published in London by The Women's Press in 1991.

Naheed's comments on the Aurat March that took place on International Women's day last week were presented at the Sindh Aurat Tanzeem celebration of Women's Day. Naheed was vocal about the way slogans were put up at the march. She believes that values should not be forgotten while advocating for rights. She printed out various slogans that she did not approve of, such as, "Khana main garam karoongi, tum bistar khud garam karlo", "Lo baith gayi sahi se" and "Main awara hoon".

Check out her point of view here.

Twitter is exploding with responses against Naheed's statement as various people feel disappointed in her point of view keeping in mind that she is a feminist in fact.