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MEDIA: THE MARCH OF DISINFORMATION Since 2018, Pakistan's new women's movement has seen a rise in weather, with the name 'Aurat Mashi' now almost identical to International Women's Day. In addition to the growing security risks

 Since 2018, Pakistan's new women's movement has seen a rise in weather, with the name 'Aurat Mashi' now almost identical to International Women's Day. In addition to the growing security risks, every March 8, women from all walks of life come out of their homes to join community protests organized in cities across the country.


In general, Aurat March has sparked an annual national outbreak - highlighting deep divisions in broken society, as well as the killing of evil opportunists who use these waste to perpetuate their racism. This year, however, the declining outrage against free-speaking women reached the level of a dangerous data-raising campaign.

Protesters at Karachi’s Frere Hall during Aurat March 2021


Some unintentionally and deliberately by many, incitement to violence has been embedded through the endless lab response of abusive and hot statements with extreme extremity, right wing and even the usual ‘moderate’ common words.


Another false charge against the movement of women by the main beneficiaries of the patriarchs is the old hat. In March 2019, a decision by Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf's (PTI's) I, Aamir Liaquat, called for an investigation into the Aurat March source, which accused it of trying to paint a 'bad image' of Pakistan. (Since its inception, the chapters of Aurat March have concluded that they do not accept donations from any international or local organization, or nonprofits or corporations.)


Prior to this year’s march, Rizvan Saeed, a researcher and development consultant who studied online activities for Aurat March, noticed at least one integrated communications team campaign - or, to put it bluntly, a troll farm. Created in November 2020, the now-unknown farm recently sparked a hashtag campaign alleging that the march was 'sponsored by outsiders'. It’s a kind of deception that is easy to spread.


Pakistan's new women's organization, as evidenced by the annual Aurat March, has burned - and exposed - a nearby pipeline


"In a world where even men are marginalized by strong patriarchal structures," said Saeed, "the idea that women use their independence and power, not to demand but to demand their rights, creates deep tension." Not surprisingly, many prefer to overthrow Aurat March on the assumption that such women do not speak for themselves, but are sent by an 'outside hand'.


Last year, Jamiat-Ulema-Islam-Fazlur Rehman king Maulana Fazlur Rehman urged his followers to "stop" Aurat March by any means necessary. Jalia Hafsa students working with Lal-Masjid and the recently approved Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat both said they were honored by recording a sketch in support of Aurat Azadi March in Islamabad; the first attacked the march.


Many anti-protest cases are being filed in courts across the country, by religious groups and petitioners. Members of the provincial assembly delivered speeches on the floor in homes criticizing the movement; others tried to pass the proposal against it. On the airwaves, attention seekers such as drama writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar are repeatedly invited to release vitriol against women in the ‘protection’ of culture, religion and the world.


All of these explicit efforts to silence speaking women sent two clear signs to opportunists - from high nationalists to 'human rights' activists in extremist groups - at the end of public discourse: (i) it's an open time for women, and (ii) if you want attention from the most violent platforms , raise ante.


And they did. What followed was a blatant lie after false allegations that he was opposed to religion, and in some cases, to blasphemy. Subsequent harassment, from various religious groups and political affiliates, came out criticizing Aurat Mashi - which eventually led to a fatwa issued by the Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan banned.


In general, Aurat March has sparked an annual national outbreak - highlighting deep divisions in broken society, as well as the killing of evil opportunists who use these waste to perpetuate their racism. This year, however, the declining outrage against free-speaking women reached the level of a dangerous data-raising campaign.


In Islamabad, the left-wing Women Democratic Front was forced to explain in detail the differences between their flag and the French Tricolor, after allegations - and exacerbated by the right view of Orya Maqbool Jan on national TV - that she was raised in Aurat March as part of the agenda to promote anti-religious sentiments.


In Lahore, organizers had to release clarification after an anonymous account of sexual harassment at the hands of a religious teacher, written in a dress on display, was deliberately twisted to seduce march participants. Saeed notes that when the image began to be circulated online, the evil characters invited their followers to 'translate' how its words could be misinterpreted against Islam.

In Karachi, a video of the slogans chanted at the march was distorted by fake captions and illegal noise to make the same allegations. The blunt claim was then retaliated by many by conservative and nationalist media prosecutors, as well as the media component who promoted the educated video on their major platforms, without any attempts to prove it. Some have quietly deleted the video once the truth has been revealed; others apologize weakly.


Since 2017, when student Mashal Khan was assassinated at his university in Mardan and several bloggers were made under duress (allegations against them in both cases were finally proved to be untrue), Pakistan has now reached a point where false allegations of defamation - such as signing death certificates - have surfaced. - are found by the crowd, until they are made, as the collection of morals continues.


Journalist and digital rights activist Farieha Aziz, along with other women journalists, have called for the Aurat March reporter to withdraw his statements and apologize publicly. The petition also requires other remedial measures to be taken by the media to combat falsehoods and exacerbate the situation.


Asked why he believes some journalists are involved in explicit, life-threatening information, Aziz says this is clearly a case of a tendency to assert: “These people were already fascinated and ready to believe the worst of their opponents, and without any motive to repair the damage.


“Whether it is the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra], the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority [PTA], the Federal Intelligence Agency [FIA], or even the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 [Peca], these are state tools, by design, not intended to protect citizens, in particular women and other vulnerable groups, ”he said.


“How can they give an account when they are not intended to work, without creating cases of counter-intuition and pressuring free speech - even illegal speech - when the perpetrators of the violence can do so with impunity? The victims have no access to legal aid, no social protection, except to lie down and keep quiet - which is not the case with such an accident, ”added Aziz.


From the top to the bottom, several members of the government did not hesitate to make their disapproval of Aurat March public - despite being barred from coding language, such as 'Western' and 'anti-family / cultural values'. Two years ago, PTI spokesman Fireous Ashiq Awan made it clear that he deserved support for women's rights by giving the impression that Aurat March should balance its tone - a bizarre one from such a vocal party.


But emphasizing that Aurat March's messages are as problematic as talking about hatred and promoting violence is tantamount to playing on both sides. In a group that has been constantly waving a flag of ‘fake news’ against reports it considers unacceptable, the PTI government has been remarkably silent on this. Unless Twitter Fawad Chaudhry tweeted (boldly, given the current location) that those who make this educated video should be investigated, the Minister of Religious Affairs said the (already false) allegations of defamation would be investigated and attempts to photograph doctors - another case.


Social media platforms are equipped to vent the controversy and anger. Public discourse is becoming increasingly divisive among the poisonous insects used by political opponents. Government tactics are often used to silence dissidents and victims of abuse of power. The boundaries between marks and norms are blurred, and anonymous information is distorted and expanded in the wider community, as traditional methods of filtering out false information and conspiracy theories are declining.


And, again, women are the main goals. The post #MeToo 'witch hunt' feared by both assassins and phone editors, turned out to be a reality - not the way they portrayed it.

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