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‘Gender Jihad’ activists pose near Quaid-e-Azam monument in ‘bold attire’, Pakistanis demand arrest

The photographs were taken by one Eman Mahsud, and dresses were designed by one Raja Wasey, who identifies himself as a drag artist on Instagram.

On August 2, Pakistani social media users were left miffed after they spotted photographs of a couple in “bold dressing” in front of a monument dedicated to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the man behind the formation of Pakistan whom they “fondly” call Quaid-e-Azam. The photographs were first posted by a group identified as Mystical Shayari on Instagram.

The photographs were clicked on Express Highway, Islamabad. ANI’s Smita Prakash shared it on Twitter and hoped the couple is not hounded by the moral Police in Pakistan.

The photographs were taken by one Eman Mahsud, and dresses were designed by one Raja Wasey, who identifies himself as a drag artist on Instagram. While Mystical Shayari and Eman have deactivated their accounts, Wasey made his account private on Instagram after the backlash.

According to the Instagram bio of Mystical Shayari, they are part of what they call ‘Gender Jihad’.

Gender Jihad
Now-deleted post that drew criticism in Pakistan. Source Twitter/AhsanAh37240024

The now-deleted post read, “A notice for the savages of Pakistani patriarchy. Allah (SWT) is with us, and we are ready to die but are committed to living for human rights and gender justice.”

Reaction from ‘Pakistani awaam’

While some Pakistanis called them vulgar, others termed the dresses ‘abnormal’. The photographs drew strong criticism from Pakistani social media users who urged authorities to take strict action against the two models for their “disrespectful” gesture.

Journalist Ansar Abbasi said in a tweet, “The DC Islamabad @hamzashafqaat is requested to arrest the couple, who displayed extreme obscenity in public in the federal capital.” He also promoted the hashtag #ArrestTheCouple.

Erum Zaeem, Journalist, Samaa TV, questioned who permitted them to have such photoshoot.

PTI’s Rashid M Khan demanded action against the couple.

Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad’s reply

Quoting Abbasi, Hamza Shafqaat’s office sought information on the couple. He said, “Anyone with any information may plz share with us.”

It is unclear if any action has been taken by the Islamabad administration against the couple.

 

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