Khalilur Rehman Qamar Hurls Vile Abuse At Marvi Sirmed On Live TV
Infamous director and screenwriter Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has severely abused activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed during a live talk show on Neo News, the incident has created an outrage on Twitter.
Khalil-ur-Rehman on Tuesday while answering a question started abusing Marvi Sirmed for saying ‘mera jism meri marzi’. The anchor Ayesha Ehtisham of the program did not even once call out the director for his rude behavior and continuous abusing.
Following the incident, Marvi took to Twitter and said that the director was irked by the slogan ‘mera jism meri marzi’. “For him, let’s say it again. And a gain. And again,” she added.
Mr Qamar was most irked by the slogan Mera jism meri marzi.
For him, let's say it again. And a gain. And again…
MERA JISM MERI MARZI
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) March 3, 2020
People on Twitter have condemned the incident, saying Khalil-ur-Rehman should be boycotted by all the media platforms for his continuous misogynistic and rude behaviour on national TV.
Khalil ur Rehman should be socially boycotted by all who believe in some form of decency.A woman’s body is her own & only she has a right over it-fundamental rights.Stand in solidarity with .@marvisirmed & sad to see all misogynists come out of woodwork as #Auratmarch approaches.
— Munizae Jahangir (@MunizaeJahangir) March 3, 2020
HRCP condemns the use of abusive language by TV screenwriter Khalilur Rehman Qamar against journalist and rights activist @marvisirmed. Mr Qamar has also been offensive to senior rights activist Tahira Abdullah in the past. Such misogynistic rants are unacceptable.
— Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (@HRCP87) March 4, 2020
Why this rabid idiot is invited on tv channels and why these channels air such abusive and shameful content despite strict rules. Where is @reportpemra?
— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) March 3, 2020
#Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar’s abusive behaviour towards @marvisirmed is condemnable but it underscores an attitude that apes that of those who have planted a seed like Qamar. It signifies an arrogance of the institution that patronised him in the first place
— Ayesha Siddiqa (@iamthedrifter) March 4, 2020
News anchor associated with Geo News Rabia Anum while condemning the incident, said that she was really ashamed because of the contract that Geo had recently signed with Khalil-ur-Rehman.
Just watched a Program Clip where Mr khalil ur Rehman Qamar is badly abusing @marvisirmed for saying Mera Jism Meri Marzi Out loud.
I want to bring it on Record that I’m Truly Ashamed today because Geo has recently signed a contract with this Person.
— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) March 3, 2020
Honestly, I've never seen someone consistently face abuse from men on NATIONAL television and still be as determined, poised and generally as badass as @marvisirmed. You shouldn't have to be, but you are. Thank you for always always taking one for the team. https://t.co/V9oBDs9sfh
— Kamini Masood (@hastobuud) March 3, 2020
Activist Shama Junejo shamed the anchor for not calling out the director even once for his abusing. She criticised mainstream TV channels Geo and Neo for hiring Khail-ur-Rehman for a year, despite knowing his misogynistic character.
This man #khalilurrehmanqamar is a next-level bastard but shame on this anchor who let him bark & didn’t even once shut him up for abusing @marvisirmed.
Shame on NEO,Shame on GEO for hiring him for an year, & Shame on all those women who will work in Gus projects. #AuratMarch2020 pic.twitter.com/PzY9QQIgpv
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) March 3, 2020
The way this so called ‘writer’ shouts at @marvisirmed clearly manifests what he promotes through drama—patriarchy and bigotry. One feels shame that this person is supposedly representing ‘men’. This person must be banned on TV. https://t.co/u4zNveVST0
— Khadim Hussain (@Khadimhussain4) March 4, 2020