Khalilur Rehman in hot water over his remarks on women at protest
The famous playwright is facing immense backlash over his recent remarks on women’s rights and the ongoing protests against rape in Pakistan.
During an interview with a local channel, KRQ shared his opinion on freedom for women in Pakistan and said: “What sort of freedom do they want?” Qamar questioned.
“They're out on the roads already, they're chanting these vicious slogans at Liberty Chowk…I want to question their fathers and brothers. Where are they? Where were they when these women came out on the streets, shouting and screaming? They must have come to the protest with their knowledge. Are they not free to do so? What other kinds of freedom do they yearn for?”
His remarks have left the netizens fuming with anger and they’ve got all the answers he was looking for:
Mr. @KhalilUrRQ:— Benazir Jatoi #FreePalestine (@BenazirJatoi) September 16, 2020
1. At the marches our fathers, brothers, husbands, male allies stand next to us. Proud.
2. Only your small & dirty mind (& low IQ) can come up with this meaning of azadi.
3. Yes, it is our constitutional right to demand azadi. #MeraJismMeriMarzi https://t.co/uFYZBarvjr
I'm a brother of 3 amazing sisters, i went to the Aurat March with my sisters and I'm so proud of them that they weren't there for themselves but to represent those who couldn't make it to the March bc they've stupid dumb Men like KRQ in their homes. https://t.co/QXMYN78OZB— Rumpoptarts (@rumpoptarts) September 16, 2020
Why is everything about sex for this vile man? Azaadi does not mean sex and boyfriends. Azaadi means the right NOT to be harassed or sexually assaulted. Azaadi means the right to be able to move freely. It also means the right to call your BS out you rape apologist @khalilUrRQ https://t.co/38o0rBeKGg— Dr.Mahra Butt (@MahraButt) September 16, 2020
Why is this douchebag invited to speak on issues related to women rights? What credentials does he have to comment on the lives of women? https://t.co/cleUAGnKKO— Ailia Zehra (@AiliaZehra) September 16, 2020
I question the lady for listening to this shit and agreeing with him.— Blundo WFH (@BlunderWoman_) September 16, 2020
I question the management of this show for inviting him.
I question the channel for giving him time https://t.co/9ts1rxh7TV
I expect nothing other than this half assed misogynistic wisdom from KRQ but why is the anchor lady just sitting and nodding along??? pic.twitter.com/t2LmGU75EE— d kamal (@daanistan) September 16, 2020