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Aurat March 2020: Dummies guide to #WhyIMarch

Islamabad High Court dismissed the petition to stop Aurat March

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Aurat March 2020 all set to take place all across the country on the 8th of March, on occasion of International Women’s Day.

However, this year the rights campaign has been marred with a couple of controversies including the infamous slogan Mera Jism Meri Marzi and the recent Live Tv spat between writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar and social activist Marvi Sirmed took the event to another direction.

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It was a day ago when Islamabad High Court dismissed a petition seeking to stop Aurat March, however, the debate still continues whether it should be held or not.

From last year, many of the slogans written on placards came under strict criticism, for many those were contradicting their religious and cultural values.

The most famous slogan #MeraJismMeriMarzi has been trending for the reasons on media platforms including social media.

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This gave a new direction to the debate, why this Aurat March should be held all across the country and what is the agenda behind it. Every person has his own tale to tell, however, a few took to social media elaborating their point with hashtag #WhyIMarch:

https://twitter.com/piinklatte/status/1232579704500244480

https://twitter.com/leviosaaa0/status/1232917227927633920

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.