The poster Aurat March was met with rape and death threats after it was upload on social media last week.
Aurat March (women march) calls for women, transgender, and other suppressed gender groups to raise voice against injustice and deeply embedded patriarchy in our society. Unfortunately, within an hour of upload – the post was bombarded with crushing sexist and misogynist comments
While talking to Express Tribune, the organizers said that they can take little action against such response on social media.
“The maximum we can do is to report it on Facebook,” said the organizers adding, “We’ll stand for the cause and call out this unjust treatment – those who’re posting threats will not get away with all this.”
The Aurat March team said that they are partnering with legal teams to tackle bullying and threats.
It is ironic that these people are getting uncomfortable because suppressed genders are demanding equal rights and better treatment in society, whereas when people like Khadim Hussain Rizvi outrageously abused and curse publically – the only concern for people is the inconvenience in traveling and day to day life.