This Pakistani university has asked male students to gift burqas to females on Valentine’s Day
In an anti-Valentine’s Day effort, Faisalabad Agriculture University has decided to celebrate Sister’s Day on February 14 and for that reason, has asked male students to gift burqas and scarves to their female fellows.
Vice chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal said that it was his idea to celebrate February 14 as Sister’s Day and that male students will give burqas and scarves to female one. He added that students have liked his idea, and together, they were determined to uphold the Islamic culture.
However, social media users believe that the university administration are trying to impose their own ideas on others.
‘Pretty sure female students would get themselves burqas and scarves if they wanted to wear them’
Pretty sure the female students would get themselves burqas and scarves if they wanted to wear them. But yes let's continue to impose warped conceptions of morality on Pakistani women: we don't have enough battles to fight as it is. https://t.co/W4xA48nfqp
— ایمان زینب (@ImaanZHazir) January 13, 2019
Osman Khalid Butt thinks female students should also offer something in return of the burqas and scarves and he has also shared some ideas.
Brilliant – though in the interest of fairness, the female students should gift chastity belts/horse blinders to the men, or better yet, have their eyes gouged out? https://t.co/ABtHhXYV1o
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) January 13, 2019
And here are some more ideas.
the female students should put those same burqas and scarves over the men's faces, to cover their eyes (protection from the male gaze)
— Fatima Rasool (@fatimarasool_11) January 13, 2019
This would be perfect, but in red colour please.
I suggest girls carry a few of these and give this as a return gift to moral police. pic.twitter.com/cb6pvrHb3S
— a (@dkhansays) January 13, 2019
‘This is absurd. How can we interfere in someone’s personal life’
This is absurd , how could we interfere to anybody's private life . This is purely Extremism and contrary to Girls freedom. In upcoming we would likely to see obligations of having beard in Admission Criteria for Male then…
— Syed Ali Sajjad (@AliSajjadali) January 13, 2019
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