Mahira Khan asserted that women chanting ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ doesn’t mean that they want to strip their clothes and run around naked.
While talking in Mira Sethi’s YouTube show, Khan stressed the importance of Aurat March and said she marches every year for women out there who are suffering from mental or physical torture.
“Aurat March does not benefit me but so many other women who are suffering through different sort of tortures. I march every year because I think my voice has a weight and can be helpful for someone out there,” she said.
“We need to take out some time and understand the meaning of the much-talked slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’. This slogan doesn’t mean that I want strip my clothes off and run around naked but I am a human and this is my body, so it is up to me whether I allow you to stare at it or touch it, or not,” she highlighted.
Khan said social media has sensationalized things too much that people are unaware of facts. “I think social media has an important role in spreading misconceptions. It’s an example that how Aurat March has been portrayed negatively. Aurat March is simply for women’s rights,” she mentioned.
It must be noted here that Aurat March slogans became a debate on social media last year with people calling it against Pakistan’s culture and religion. Aurat March happened last year in the first week of March.