Actress Mahira Khan faces criticism for supporting “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” slogan

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan never shied away from advocating the opinions she truly believed in. Sharing her two cents on Aurat March, the 36-year-old actress addressed the dilemmas faced by women in Pakistan.

Treading into hot waters, Mahira Khan cleared her stance on the controversial slogan Mera Jism Meri Marzi that has ignited countless debates in Pakistan. 

A misconstrued and misrepresented catchphrase, the Humsafar star explained why it is still essential for her to clarify its meaning.

“When I say Mera Jism Meri Marzi, I don’t mean I want to strip my clothes off and run around naked!” asserted the celebrity.

“I mean to say that 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. It means that I can report you if you don’t comply.

It means that I can take an action against you if you harass me because you have no right over MY body,” she elaborated. 

However, Mahira Khan’s effort fell flat as the explanation hit the public’s nerve. She elaborated that the line simply means that “no means no and no one can dare to put a wrong eye on women if she doesn’t want.”  

Netizens are of the view that Mahira Khan is saying this all who herself is an actress and belongs to the world of entertainment.

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