After ace director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, designer Maheen Khan announces to return of her award to the brand Lux Style in a bid to express solidarity with women.
Khan took her to Instagram to announce her decision. She says she cannot be associated with a brand that does not believe in justice and rights for women.
“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,” read the caption of a picture posted Sunday night.
“Physical abuse against women and girls is a human rights violation. Today it is someone’s daughter, tomorrow it might be yours. While so many of us have raised our voices against the deaths of Zainab, Noor, and others, the disregard and insensitivity of a recent award show is a travesty,” she said.
“In all conscience, I can no longer associate myself with an 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.
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“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,” read the caption.
Earlier, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy also announced to return of her award in a bid to express solidarity with victims of domestic and physical abuse. Lux Style Awards had received flak on the nomination of Feroze Khan, accused of domestic violence, in the award categories.
Despite criticism, actor Feroze Khan won the best actor award for his performance in Khuda or Muhabbat 3. The actor appeared in the lead role alongside Iqra Aziz in the serial.