Pakistani veteran actor Javed Sheikh believes that the more the woman is covered the more she is beautiful, he passed this statement while responding to a question on the controversial, slogan, ‘My Body, My Choice’.
Famous Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh has shared his strong opinions about the widely debated slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi,’ which translates to “My Body, My Choice.” During a talk on the FHM Pakistan podcast with host Adnan Faisal, Sheikh made it clear that he does not support this slogan.
He believes that it’s not appropriate for girls to say they can do whatever they want with their bodies. This slogan has been a topic of discussion and debate since it first appeared during the Aurat March (Women’s March) in Karachi in 2018.
Feminist activists argue that ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ is about raising awareness of women’s rights, gender-based violence, and consent. Despite this, some people see it as a Western idea that goes against traditional values in Pakistan.
Sheikh’s view is that Pakistan is an Islamic country, and people come from religious backgrounds and families. He thinks the slogan doesn’t fit with Pakistan’s cultural and religious beliefs. The host of the podcast pointed out that the slogan is about recognizing that everyone has the right to decide what happens to their own body.
Sheikh disagrees, saying that he thinks women have their unique qualities, and they should dress modestly. He believes that a woman’s modesty is reflected in how she dresses. He stressed that everyone has a right to their opinion, even if the world is becoming more accepting of different lifestyles.
Faysal Qureshi, another actor, also shared his thoughts on the podcast. He explained that ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ is about consent, and it applies to everyone, not just women.
Qureshi talked about consent and marital relationships in the context of culture and religion. He said that while religion says certain things, it’s important to consider all aspects of religious teachings, not just pick and choose what suits a specific view.