Pervez Hoodbhoy’s remarks on Hijab leave social media in an uproar!
Nuclear physicist and public intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy thinks women who wear hijab are ‘abnormal’.
His thoughts came to light while making an appearance on a live news show’s panel discussion.
“Hijab, burqa has become common in Quaid-e-Azam University,” he said, adding, “You won’t find a normal girl on the campus.”
He claims that the Hijab-wearing girl’s activities decline.
"قائدِ اعظم یونیورسٹی میں حجاب، برقع عام ہو گیا ہے، اب تو آپ کو **نارمل** لڑکی شاد و نادر ہی نظر آتی ہیں۔ حجاب والی لڑکیوں کی ایکٹویٹی بہت گھٹ جاتی ہے۔"— Umar (@umaraqti) September 14, 2021
ڈاکٹر پرویز ہود بائی pic.twitter.com/siyL6gWXEt
It seems quite awkward that people can not tolerate women’s choice of dressing themselves. And when the criticism comes from intellectuals it seems like a hopeless case for society.
It was the other day when Kim Kardashian’s appearance at MET Gala in New York, in a similar manner of Hijab become an international topic for discussion on the point that women who prefer to wear Hijab in their lives, their choices should be excepted instead of mocking them.
In our part of the world, labelling Hijab or burqa-wearing women as not normal is also totally unacceptable.
The clip of the show is doing rounds on social media ever since the show aired.
As Pervez Hoodbhoy called the women wearing hijabs foolish, many of the social media users are in an uproar over the intellectual’s remarks.
Meanwhile, Sama TV anchor Kiran Naaz registered her protest by wearing a hijab during her news program.
The reactions to the lame remarks are pouring in social media:
As a hijab wearing woman, I am seriously offended by his words. How dare he call us "not normal" and then come with this absurd idea of no class participation due to hijab! #hoodbhoy https://t.co/Cttmx429Xs— Fatima Mehmood (@fma_gm) September 15, 2021
پروفیسر ہودبھائ کو پنجاب میڈیکل کالج کی ڈاکٹر رعنا اسلم کے 18 میڈل والی یہ خبر دکھائیں تاکہ ان کی نظر سے پردہ اٹھے۔ اتنی ڈھٹائ کے ساتھ سامعین کو فریب میں مبتلا کرتے ہیں کہ بندہ جھوٹ کو سچ سمجھنا شروع کردیتا ہے۔ https://t.co/iDI3QzrpEG pic.twitter.com/3y6tdF4aby— Muhammad Ibrahim Qazi (@miqazi) September 15, 2021
Well, the wife of PM Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi also wears a Hijab like thousands of other Pakistani women.
It is their personal choice to wear what and how. It is 2021 for God’s sake leave women and their choices alone.
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