Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar slammed for misogynistic slurs on Marvi Sirmed

The video clip of Marvi Sirmed and Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar's argument went viral on social media that spurred tremendous reactions on Twitter. Social media users slammed the bigwigs of the media industry for continuing to work with him despite his archaic, orthodox and demonizing comments against women.

Marvi Sirmed

Controversial drama writer, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, derided social rights activist Marvi Sirmed on a TV talk show during a discussion on ‘Aurat March’.

The panel included the controversial writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, Marvi Sirmed and JUI-F leader that discussed the prospects of objectionable slogans like ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ raised by advocates at Aurat March.

Qamar disdained Marvi Sirmed and proponents of Aurat March during an altercation. Marvi Sirmed too retorted in ire and dissed Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar following indecent and derogatory comments on her.

Soon the video clip of Marvi Sirmed and Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar’s argument went viral on social media that spurred tremendous reactions on Twitter. The video spread like wildfire on social media subsequently trends like #MeraJismMeriMarzi, #AuratMarch2020, Marvi, and Khalil Qamar swarmed Pakistani Twitter.

His blatant profanities hurled at Marvi Sirmed baffled social media users. Meanwhile, anchorperson Aisha also issued the statement of apology explaining her perturbation and confusion that failed her to efficiently handle the situation. She assured that nothing on her part was intentional.

Social media users including notable politicians like PPP Senator Sherry Rehman, Shahbaz Taseer, activists, and celebrities Mahira Khan and others condemned the outrageous behavior of Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar for his misogynistic remarks against Marvi Sirmed.

Moreover, Mahira Khan urged people who disagree with Khalil-ur-Rehman to come forward and fearlessly discourage the misogynistic behavior promoting patriarchy and bigotry.

Meanwhile, anchorperson Aisha Ehtisham was criticized on social media for not interrupting Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and letting him continue his disparaging remarks against Marvi Sirmed.

However, this is not the first time when Qamar has attracted widespread backlash on social media. His misogynistic remarks have often landed him in trouble several times before.

Social media users slammed the bigwigs of the media industry for continuing to work with him despite his archaic, orthodox and demonizing comments against women.

Read more: Tahira Abdullah corrects Meray Pass Tum Ho’s writer on feminism

Earlier in January, Tahira Abdullah-human rights activist and a staunch feminist schooled controversial playwright and director Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar on the concept of feminism at Ehtisham Amir-ud-Din’s talk show on Samaa TV.

Tahira executed a fearless takedown at Qamar and his likes for derogatory and sexist comments against women on social media recently spurred by ongoing drama serial Meray Pass Tum Ho.

She profoundly explained feminism and trashed the idea of entitling women to respect and rights on the whims of men. A clip of Tahira Abdullah doing rounds on social media from the show gained appreciation.

Qamar in his rebuttal purportedly slammed the Aurat March and asked why women step out on roads holding placards and ask their rights from men. Calling himself the ‘biggest feminist’ of Pakistan, he said he dislikes the disdain of feminists for men.

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