‘Incitement To Violence’: Minister Ali Gandapur Under Fire For Threatening To Slap Maryam Nawaz
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur’s sexist remarks against Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz have been widely criticised on social media.
He said that Maryam Nawaz had spent Rs80 million on surgery and that he will unmask her real face before the public by removing it [cosmetic surgery]. “We will slap you in the face so much that your real face will be visible to everyone,” the minister said, while addressing a rally in Kashmir.
His remarks generated a backlash on social media with users including journalists and politicians condemning the statement. Twitterati are of the opinion that this statement is a clear incitement to violence.
Is the federal minister threatening Maryam Nawaz Sharif with violence? https://t.co/ysHSjNZMz8
— Benazir Shah (@Benazir_Shah) July 23, 2021
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan openly making sexist, inflammatory comments about Maryam Nawaz before a charged crowd using violent language
Almost didn’t believe the reports and had to watch the speech myself
Truly vile, despicable behaviour pic.twitter.com/bhkxcpNXM7
— Reema Omer (@reema_omer) July 23, 2021
Disgusted by the shameful language Ali Amin Gandapur has used against Maryam Nawaz. His words are not only violent but also deeply mysoginist. Just imagine that people with this mindset have been given the responsibility to govern a country of 220 million people.
— Shehbaz Sharif (القدس في العيون) (@CMShehbaz) July 24, 2021
Why do people see no nexus between tone, tenor & language used by people like Ali Amin Gandapur against @MaryamNSharif & the misogyny & violence against women that’s rife in our society? Regardless of political loyalties how can one just overlook such uncouthness & rank crassness
— Osama Siddique (@DrOsamaSiddique) July 23, 2021
Ali Amin Gandapur deserves to be fired from the Cabinet but it is unfortunate that he will be promototed.
— Zahid F. Ebrahim (@zfebrahim) July 24, 2021
Minister Ali Amin Gandapur casually being not only sexist but also using graphic violent imagery re a woman politician. [This regime is represented by some very odious people] https://t.co/0JlMqFEhIg
— Zebunnisa Burki (@zburki) July 23, 2021
Ali Amin was ordered expelled from AJK by the Election Commission. Soon thereafter @ImranKhanPTI made him sit on dais in jalsa in Bhimber on July 18 and spoke about rule of law. Will the Election Commission take notice or is it helpless? https://t.co/ZUugvPHRne
— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) July 23, 2021