Mahira Khan slams troll for suggesting ‘vulgarity’ causes rapes
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan lashed out at a troll on Twitter the other day for saying that rapes are caused by the ‘vulgarity’ promoted by showbiz stars.
The rape of 10-year-old girl Farishta has provoked anger and outrage. On Thursday, a host of celebrities held a press conference at Karachi Press Club to speak out against child abuse.
Ten-year-old Farishta was raped and murdered. Her body was found on Monday in the bushes of Chak Shahzad area, four days after she went missing.
Mahira Khan spoke at the presser and shed light on the importance of educating children to speak out against sexual harassment and abuse.
However, the press conference, which was also attended by Shehzad Roy and Younis Khan, did not go down well with everyone. Zarwan Ali, a Twitter user, said that rapes were caused by the vulgarity promoted by showbiz stars.
people of showbiz need to stop using rape cases to promote their agenda. The vulgarity you promote is a major reason why rapes are on the rise. So please back off @TheMahiraKhan @ShehzadRoy @zebabakhtiyar #JusticeForFarishta @OfficialHanzala #Justice4Farishta #Farishta
— zarwan ali (@ali_zarwan) May 23, 2019
Mahira Khan took offence to the statement and hit out at the troll, saying that it was the mindset that needed to change.
“Really? The ‘vulgarity’ causes someone to go rape a 10 year oldand then kill her? Get a grip. It’s the mindset! It’s the shame associated with it. And no I will not back off. My voice. My life. I will do whatever I want with it,” she tweeted.
Really? The ‘vulgarity’ causes someone to go rape a 10 year oldand then kill her? Get a grip. It’s the mindset! It’s the shame associated with it. And no I will not back off. My voice. My life. I will do whatever I want with it. https://t.co/exOTug98pj
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 23, 2019
Shehzad Roy took to Twitter to support Mahira too.
Most sexual violence takes place where there is no media and biggest victims are children
The motivation behind rape is power & dominance. Such people see strong women, that can speak up for their rights & chose to live their lives on their terms, as a threat
👍🏼 @TheMahiraKhan https://t.co/S0z74B3bzZ
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) May 23, 2019