Saturday, March 7, 2020

Music Video - #AuratAzadiMarch #AuratAzadiMarch2020 - Bob Marley - Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

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حقاني: د امریکا او طالبانو موافقه په خطر کې ده

په واشنګټن کې د هدسن څیړنیز مرکز د جنوبي او مرکزي آسیا د څانګې رئیس او په امریکا کې د پاکستان پخوانی سفیر حسین حقاني د امریکا او طالبانو موافقه د کمیو ډکه ګڼي.
حسین حقاني وایي طالبان د افغانستان د ډیر محدود شمیر خلکو استازیتوب کوي او افغانان طالبان نه غواړي.
ښاغلي حقاني د امریکاغږ-اشناتلویزیون سره د چهارشنبې په ورځ (مارچ۴) مرکه کې وویل چې د شوې موافقې څخه امریکا او طالبان توپیرې تعریفونه لري.
د حقاني په باور، امریکا ګمان کوي چې د موافقې له مخې به افغانستان امن شي، او طالبان داسی انګیري چې امریکا به له افغانستان نه ووځي.
ښاغلي حقاني د (پاکستان: د جومات او پوځ ترمنځ) په نوم مشهوره کتاب لیکوال دی چې د طالبانو په څير د مذهبي ډلو سره د پاکستان د پوځ اړیکې څرګندوي. حقاني وایي طالبان داسی سوله غواړي چې د خپل اړخه ورته تعریف لري – یعنې ټول اړخونه مات شوي بولي او هر ډول عقیده چې ورته معتبره ده، هغه په ټول تحمیل کوي چې دا کار يي په خپل حاکمیت کې تجربه کړ او ښه پایلې يي نلرلې.
د ښاغلي حقاني پوره مرکه دلته لیدلې شئ:

#AuratAzadiMarch #AuratAzadiMarch2020 - No Maulana, politician or anchor can stop Aurat March: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto has pledged that the PPP will fully support the Aurat March and said no maulana, politician and anchorperson can stop women from holding the march.
Speaking at a Punjab PPP women convention in Lahore on Thursday, he said Benazir Bhutto had always fought against terrorism with courage. The people who say that women would not march should hear loud and clear that they will march and no one can stop them. This path was shown by Benazir Bhutto. The PPP is standing shoulder to shoulder with women of this country and we demand the government provide protection to each and every march and the people threatening women be arrested and cases registered against them. Women are not begging rather they are seeking their constitutional rights. This is Pakistan of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan of every woman the country. This is not a Pakistan for the conservatives. The PPP is a party of prosperity for the people of Pakistan. Women know the best about the economy of the country because they manage homes. Women will take the PPP’s message of prosperity to every nook and corner of this country.
Bilawal said the PPP has always raised voice for women empowerment and it will continue supporting women n future as well. “I regard every Pakistani woman, every Pakistani mother as my mother because every son wants to serve his mother,” he said.
He said that Benazir Bhutto's name comes to mind whenever the rights of women are discussed in Pakistan. “Islam gives rights to women and Pakistan People’s Party is the most prominent party with regards to women's rights. Our 1973 Constitution gives equal rights to the women of Pakistan. We want equal rights for labourers, growers and women,” he said, adding the PPP has always raised voice for women rights.
Highlighting the steps taken by the Pakistan People’s Party for women welfare, Bilawal said the PPP has given rights to women as it is the only party which increased quota for women in every field.
The PPP gave Pakistan the first woman prime minister in the history of Muslim world whereas the first woman judge was also appointed by the PPP. Land was given to women by the PPP and a Lady Health Workers project was introduced by it as well.
Moreover, he said projects like Benazir Income Support Programme was also initiated by the PPP that was hailed by the world. BISP has brought about economic revolution for women.
The people who oppose this programme do not want to spend money on women. This is the reason they oppose this programme. This programme was replicated in the other countries of the world. The PML-N and the PTI wanted to end this programme because they do not want women to prosper. There were other programmes like Waseela-e-Taleem, Waseela-e-Sehat under the BISP. Now Imran Khan has changed the name of this programme and made it Ehsaas Programme.
The Sindh government is organising poor rural women and providing them assistance and training. Around 1.5 million women are benefiting at the moment and about 0.4 million women have been given interest-free loans. Agricultural women workers have been recognised as labourers in Sindh with all labour rights.

'When did Aurat March organisers speak against Islam?' wonders IHC chief justice

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Friday asked a petitioner challenging Aurat March posters and slogans to explain how they go against the teachings of Islam, before throwing out their petition for being non-maintainable. 
Justice Minallah sought the explanation while hearing arguments regarding the maintainability of a plea challenging the slogans raised by participants of the Aurat March.
During the hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer told the court that they were not against the Aurat March or the demand for women's rights, but were against the slogans and posters being used by the participants.
The lawyer claimed that the posters and slogans were against Islamic teachings. To this, Justice Minallah asked the lawyer what he had brought on record to support his claim.
“Did you see the clarification published today, which was issued [by the organisers] yesterday?” Justice Minallah asked the petitioner. 
"They are raising their voice for those rights which are not being given to them," the judge told the petitioner.
“Where did they speak against Islam?” asked the judge. 
"Their posters are inscribed with the rights which are given to them under Islam," he argued. He also asked the petitioner whether they could evaluate Aurat March slogans unilaterally.
“The first person to accept Islam was a woman,” Justice Minallah noted during the hearing. "They [the organisers] said in the press conference that they were demanding the rights given to them in Islam."
“When they have clarified their point of view in the press conference, then how can we interpret [their slogans] differently?” asked the judge. 
He noted that the press conference had been published in all media outlets.
Justice Minallah also noted that the Aurat March has yet to happen and the petition seems to have been filed prematurely.
At this, the lawyer objected saying that they came to the court to explain their point of view, but the CJ was instead telling them his own.
“See the slogans attached with the petition,” the lawyer requested the court. At this, Justice Minallah told the petitioner that he should take the Aurat March constructively.
He once again asked the petitioner how he could interpret the slogans without giving thought to its context.
After hearing the arguments, Justice Minallah adjourned the hearing and reserved his verdict on the maintainability of the petition. 
Early evening, Justice Minallah threw out the petition, deeming it non-maintainable and recording his observations in an eight-page order.

#AuratAzadiMarch #AuratAzadiMarch2020 - #Pakistani women in uphill battle for their rights


Mullahs and exploitative political parties keep the country in the dark ages.
The debate in Pakistan currently is focused on the Aurat March that coincides every year with International Women’s Day. Annually on March 8, Pakistani women display slogans against men who do not believe in gender equality or feminism.
The issue came to the fore recently on a talk show when a well-known TV drama writer, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, used abusive language against human-rights activist Marvi Sirmed. A strong advocate of feminism and women’s rights, Sirmed was blatantly attacked on air by Qamar, who is a strong critic of feminism and believes that women in Pakistan already enjoy equal rights and much better lives than those in Western and developed countries, where gender equality is considered a fundamental right.
Qamar is not alone in his delusions. Most Pakistanis live in the hallucination that women are meant to live according to the traditions and religious interpretations defined by men. The bottom line of this mentality is that women should respect the traditions set by the mullahs and the insecure conservative segment of society and must not express their desires to make their own choices about sex, dress, and the right to education and right to work, and refuse to be submissive to a male-dominant society.
Every year International Women’s Day brings forth controversies in Pakistan, as women raising their voices for gender equality and for the protection of women’s rights are often abused and shamed by misogynists like Qamar.
The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.” Much of the world long ago realized that gender disparity between men and women not only affects economic conditions of society as a whole but also is a form of theft, snatching away the rights of women in the name of religion, values, and traditions. In Pakistan when it comes to giving equal representation to women in every walk of life, most people see women’s rights as a threat to the patriarchal sphere of society.
Women who demand freedom from rotten traditions and false religious interpretations and ask for sexual rights are either considered women of bad character or agents of a Western agenda to destroy the social fabric of society. Many believe that life in Pakistan is superior for women because Western societies have no concept of families.
The ill-informed masses who are largely subject to the propaganda of the mullahs and religious and right-wing political parties are convinced that Pakistan is far superior when it comes to women’s rights, as confining women to their homes or marrying them off against their will or at minor age is considered good for them.
Yet most of these interpretations are influenced by the Saudi Arabian school of religious thought, that women must not be allowed to choose a life of their own as they do not have the same intellectual level as men. This medieval-age thinking has become part of the daily routine of most Pakistanis, and hence domestic violence, harassment against women, and marital rape are not considered crimes.
In most cases of domestic violence where women are subjected to torture by their fathers, brothers or husbands, no one blames the male members of the family, and women are always advised to remain submissive to their family’s menfolk. Likewise harassing women is not considered a sin, and whether through social media or everyday life, girls and women are regularly subjected to harassment.
On social media males often send pictures of their penises to women and consider it an act of heroism, while girls going to college or university or to work are subjected to verbal harassment in public places, and often on public transport, their private parts are touched by male passengers.
Marital rape is not considered a sin at all. A woman after getting married is supposed to satisfy the sexual lust of her husband at any time, and if she refuses to do so she is either considered a sinful woman or is divorced.
Divorce remains a taboo here, as not many people have realized yet that it is a hundred times better to leave a toxic marriage and save their children from the consequences of an unhealthy and violent relationship.
Most of the Urdu media have bought into the popular narrative and as a result, Urdu literature, talk shows, and television dramas aim to show the supremacy of men and infiltrate the minds of younger generations with the concept that a good woman is the one who bears mental and physical torture and yet never raises her voice against such oppression.
So in a society that prefers to live in the dark ages and where women exist primarily for the sexual pleasure of men and are considered machines to produce children and do the cooking, low-caliber intellectuals and writers who themselves are ignorant of the modern-day world and its dimensions are fooling the masses by mixing religion and so-called traditions in their TV dramas and their books.
Most of the political parties are also happy to align with the conservatives and try to suppress those voices who want to change the tradition of suppressing women and their rights. Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam Fazal has announced that it will stop the Aurat March this coming Sunday at any cost, as the annual women’s march promotes vulgarity by raising slogans for women’s rights.
JUIF leader Fazal-ur-Rehman’s hypocritical style of politics is no surprise, as he enjoys the support of a cult religious vote bank. However, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which claims to be the champion of democracy, is also against the Aurat March, and most of its leadership and vote bank think that women are living comfortably in Pakistan.
The PML-N seems to have revived its policy of exploiting the right-wing vote bank by going with the popular sentiment against women’s rights, but the question remains how a party that is banking on a woman, Maryam Nawaz, to lead it in the future is so unaware of the ordeals suffered by the women of our society.
Only the Pakistan Peoples Party has shown the guts to stand against the mullahs and traditional mindset, as its leader Asif Ali Zardari has openly announced the Sindh provincial government’s support for the Aurat March, while his son and PPP co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is as vocal as his mother the late Benazir Bhutto was on the issues of women’s rights and human rights in general.
For the women of Pakistan, the agony continues, as not only do they have very little support from the mainstream political parties but they are hostage to the ignorance of the mullahs and misogynists like Qamar, who continue to exploit them in the name of religion and tradition.
As the famous Urdu fiction writer Saadat Hasan Manto said, “A man remains a man no matter how poor his conduct. A woman, even if she were to deviate for one instance from the role given to her by men, is branded a whore. She is viewed with lust and contempt. Society closes on her doors it leaves ajar for a man stained by the same ink. If both are equal, why are our barbs reserved for the woman?”
Unless the rotten traditions and exploitation of the religious card for short-term gains by the mullahs the political parties are stopped, women in Pakistan are unlikely to win their fundamental rights of living freely and the right to work and education.
In Pakistan, where gender equality remains a dream, events like the Aurat March are necessary to make society realize that women are just as entitled to life in all its colorfulness as men are.
More power to women in Pakistan, and across the globe.

ماں، بہن اور بیٹی، کیا صرف آپ کی ہی قابل احترام ہے؟

عورت مارچ کے ’میرا جسم میری مرضی‘ جیسے نعروں کا ہر کسی نے اپنے حساب سے مطلب نکالا اور سوشل میڈیا پر طوفان بدتمیزی برپا ہو گیا۔ مگر اس شور و غلغلے میں عورت مارچ کے اصل مقاصد کہیں گم ہو کر رہ گئے۔ عنبرین فاطمہ کا بلاگ

دنیا بھر کی طرح پاکستان میں بھی ہر سال آٹھ مارچ کو خواتین کے عالمی دن کے طور پر منایا جاتا ہے اور مارچ کے مہینے کی ابتدا ہوتے ہی پاکستان میں خواتین، ان کے حقوق، ان کے مطالبات اور پھر ان چیزوں سے متعلق بیداری و آگاہی پھیلانے کے ان کے انداز پر زور و شور سے بحث چل نکلتی ہے۔ اسی سلسلے میں گزشتہ برس ہونے والے عورت مارچ میں اٹھائے گئے پلے کارڈز پر درج نعروں کو جہاں ایک طرف عورتوں کے لیے آواز بلند کرنے والے طبقے کی طرف سے پزیرائی ملی تو دوسری طرف اس کے مخالفین نے انہیں تضحیک کا بھی خوب نشانہ بنایا۔ جس کا بس جس طرح چلا اس نے ان نعروں کا اپنے حساب سے مطلب نکالا اور سوشل میڈیا پر وہ طوفان بدتمیزی برپا ہوا کہ خدا کی پناہ۔ مگر اس شور و غلغلے میں عورت مارچ کے اصل مقاصد کہیں گم ہو کر رہ گئے۔
اس برس ان نعروں سے متعلق سوشل میڈیا پر چھڑی بحث کو دیکھتے ہوئے ملکی نجی ٹی وی چینلز نے بھی حسب معمول کیش کرنے کا سوچا اور ایسے چینلز جن کی ریٹنگ عام دنوں میں صفر کے برابر تھی، چند نام نہاد تجزیہ کاروں کو لا کر ایک اہم اور سنجیدہ موضوع کو گرما گرم بحث مباحثوں میں تبدیل کرتے ہوئے اپنی ریٹنگز کو کئی گنا بڑھانے میں کامیابی حاصل کر لی، مگر اس سب ہنگامے میں جس چیز کو سب سے زیادہ نقصان پہنچا وہ تھے خواتین کے جائز حقوق اور مسائل اور ان کے حل کی سنجیدہ کوششیں۔
عورت مارچ کی ضرورت اور سب سے متنازعہ نعرے 'میرا جسم میری مرضی‘ کے پیچھے اصل مقاصد اور محرکات کو جاننے کی کوشش کرنے کے بجائے ریٹنگ کے بھوکے ٹی وی چینل ایسے افراد کو اپنے پروگرامز میں بلا کر ڈائیلاگ کی دعوت دے رہے ہیں جن کا نہ تو اس مارچ سے کوئی تعلق ہے اور نہ ہی خواتین کے مسائل کی سمجھ بوجھ سے۔ ایسے ہی ایک پروگرام میں چند روز قبل جو کچھ بھی ہوا وہ بلا شبہ ٹی وی پروگرامز کی تاریخ یا کم از کم صحافت کی تاریخ میں ایک سیاہ باب سے کم نہیں۔ اس پروگرام میں ایک نامور لکھاری جسے ایک ڈرامے میں عورت ذات کے لیے 'دو ٹکے' کا لفظ استعمال کرنے پر عدالت کا سامنا کرنا پڑا، وہ ایک عورت کو آن کیمرہ 'الو کی پٹھی‘ اور 'بے حیا ‘ قرار دے رہے ہیں۔
اس پروگرام کے آن ایئر ہونے کے بعد سے سوشل میڈیا اور ملکی مین اسٹریم میڈیا میں ہنگامہ برپا ہو گیا۔ اس تمام معاملے میں سب سے تکلیف دہ بات یہ حقیقت ہے کہ خود کو اخلاقی، مذہبی اور انسانی بنیادوں پر اعلی و عرفہ قرار دینے والے ہمارے اس معاشرے کا بڑا طبقہ ایک عورت کو گالی دینے والے کی نہ صرف عزت افزائی بلکہ ہمت افرائی کر رہا ہے۔ میں ایسے کتنے ہی لوگوں کو جانتی ہوں جن کے والد ان کی والدہ کو ہر آتے جاتے شخص کے سامنے گالیاں دینے میں زرا بھی ہچکچاہٹ محسوس نہیں کرتے، جن کی بہنیں اپنے خاوند کے تضحیک آمیز رویوں کا سامنا کر رہی ہیں۔ لیکن حیرت اس بات پر ہو رہی ہے کہ وہ بیٹے اور وہ بھائی بھی جن کا دل اپنے گھر کی خواتین سے ہونے والا سلوک دیکھ کر تڑپ جاتا ہے وہ بھی ایک عورت کو گالی دینے والے کو اپنا ہیرو قرار دے رہے ہیں۔ اور مزے کی بات تو یہ ہے کہ نہ صرف مرد بلکہ خواتین بھی اس بات پر بہت خوش ہیں کہ ایک عورت جو ان کے معیار پر پوری نہیں اترتی اس کو گالیاں دی گئی یا ہتک آمیز انداز میں مخاطب کیا گیا۔ یہ دوہرا معیار آخر کیوں؟ ’’تمہارے جسم میں ہے ہی کیا؟‘‘، ’بد تمیز عورت‘، ’الو کی پٹھی‘، ’دو ٹکے کی بے حیا عورت سے معافی نہیں مانگوں گا‘۔ اگر یہ جملے آپ کی ماں بہن بیٹی یا بیوی کے لیے کہے جائیں تو آپ کیا محسوس کریں گے؟
یہ پہلا واقعہ نہیں جب ایک شخص نے عوامی سطح پر کسی عورت ذات کی تذلیل کی ہے۔ ہم نے ماضی قریب ملک کے سب سے قابل احترام ادارے یعنی پارلیمان میں کئی سیاستدانوں کو دیکھا اور سنا جو اپنی ساتھی خواتین ارکان کے لیے بازاری زبان اور الفاظ ادا کر رہے تھے۔ ملک کو چلانے والے ذمہ دار جب ایک عورت کو عزت و وقار دینے پر تیار نہیں تو اس ملک کے عام آدمی کا خواتین کے لیے ہتک آمیز رویہ کوئی نئی بات تو نہیں۔
لیکن اسی طرح کے رویوں اور سلوک کے خلاف اگر خواتین باہر نکل کر اس کی مذمت کریں، اپنے لیے عزت اور برابری کا تقاضہ کریں تو ان کے لیے انتہائی شرمناک جملے کسے جاتے ہیں۔ انہیں نازیبا القابات سے نوازا جاتا ہے اور ساتھ ہی یہ بتانے کی کوشش کی جاتی ہے کہ کہ عورت کو تو خدا نے اور ان کے مذہب نے بڑے حقوق دیے ہیں تو پھر اس کی ہمت کیسے ہوئی کہ وہ اپنا حق مانگنے کے لیے سڑکوں پر نکلے۔ جب خواتین اپنے لاپتہ شوہر بھائی یا بیٹوں کی بازیابی کا تقاضہ کرنے نکلتی ہیں تو عزت دار کہلاتی ہیں، جب یہ عورتیں تبدیلیوں کے خالی وعدوں پر لبیک کہتی ہیں تو ان خواتین کے ساتھ جھومتے ہوئے ان میں آپ کو ملک کا مستقبل روشن نظر آتا ہے لیکن اگر وہی خواتین اپنے حق کے لیے نکلیں، اپنے وجود پر اپنا حق مانگیں جو ان کے خدا نے اور ان کے مذہب نے بھی ان کو دے رکھا ہے تو وہ آپ کے عتاب کا نشانہ بنتی ہے۔
خدا اور مذہب نے خواتین کو جو حقوق دے رکھے ہیں کیا انہیں یہ حقوق مل رہے ہیں؟ وہ خانگی معاملات ہوں، وراثتی یا مرضی کی شادی یا اپنی اولاد سے متعلق فیصلوں کا اختیار ہو کیا ہمارے معاشرے میں یہ حقوق عورتوں کو دیے جاتے ہیں؟ ایک مرد اپنی ماں، بہن، بیٹی یا بیوی کے لیے تو عزت کے نام پر کسی کا خون بھی بہا سکتا ہے مگر کسی اور کی ماں، بیٹی اور بیوی آخر کیوں قابل احترام نہیں؟ اپنے حقوق کے لیے باہر نکلنے والی عورتوں کو طعن و تشنیع کا نشانہ بنانے والے تمام لوگ ذرا اپنے دل پر ہاتھ رکھ کر بتا دیں کہ ایک عورت جب اکیلی گھر سے باہر نکلتی ہے بھلے کیسی ہی مجبوری یا ضرورت کیوں نہ ہو، وہ خود یا اس کی عزت کتنی محفوظ ہوتی ہے؟ وہ آپ کی نہ سہی مگر کسی نہ کسی کی تو بیٹی، بیوی یا ماں ہوتی ہی ہے نہ۔
بدقسمتی تو یہ ہے کہ خدا، اس کے رسول اور مذہب نے خواتین کو جو حقوق دیے ہے ان کی رسائی میں آپ جیسے یا میرے جیسے لوگ مشکل بنے کھڑے ہیں اور اگر ایسے میں عورتیں اپنے حق کے لیے آواز بلند کر رہی ہیں تو وہ بے حیا عورتیں ہیں؟ یہ معیار کس نے طے کیے اور طے 
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