Designer Maheen Khan to return her LSA trophies on Feroze Khan's award controversy
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Senior fashion designer Maheen Khan said that she will be returning her Lux Style Awards following the recent 'controversy' at the 21st Lux Style Awards recently held in Lahore, over Feroze Khan's nomination.
Feroze Khan's nomination caused an outrage on social media as many celebrities urged the LSA organisers for 'enabling' an alleged abuser whilst making a mockery of domestic violence.
Maheen took to social media and said: "In a world where one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual assault, where rape and domestic abuse remains unaddressed, it is imperative that those who have a voice must use it," the designer wrote on an Instagram post. "Physical abuse against women and girls is a human rights violation. Today it is someone's daughter, tomorrow it might be yours."
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In a lengthy post Mahreen said: "While so many of us have raised our voices against the deaths of Zainab ,Noor and other's,
the disregard and insensitivity of a recent award show is a travesty. in all conscience I can no longer associate my self with a event that disregards their plight. I will be returning my Lux style awards in solidarity with those who continue to suffer the infringement of their basic human right to live free from violence."
"It is a sad day as I had such hopes for the Lux style Award show to be not just a champion of style but a platform that nurtured justice for women and stood out as a proud beacon of hope for every child and woman who has been violated," she added.