New Delhi: Time and again, women have been questioned for their choices and this time, the debate opened up yet again after controversial writer Taslima Nasreen presented her views on AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija wearing a burqa. Kicking up a row, Nasreen said that she feels suffocating when she looks at Khatija wearing a burqa. Also Read - AR Rahman Trolled For Making Daughter Khatija Rahman Wear Niqab, Singer Slams Netizens With Strong Reply; See Post
In a tweet, the writer shared a picture of Khatija wearing a burqa and wrote, “I absolutely love A R Rahman’s music. But whenever i see his dear daughter, i feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women in a cultural family can get brainwashed very easily! (sic) Also Read - AR Rahman's Daughter Khatija Rahman Dedicates Emotional Speech to Her Father, Says 'You Haven't Changed Since Oscar'
Responding to the tweet, Khatija slammed Nasreen and wrote a long note on Instagram, reiterating yet again that it was her choice to wear what she wants and schooled the writer on the meaning of ‘true feminism’.
Khatija at first shared a picture of fire along with Carson Kolhoff’s quote and wrote, ”Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness – Carson Kolhoff , To my dearest folks who seem suffocated. Please go and get some fresh air.”
In the second note, she wrote, ”Dear Taslima Nasreen, I’m sorry you feel suffocated by my attire. Please get some fresh air, cause I don’t feel suffocated rather I’m proud and empowered for what I stand for. I suggest you google up what true feminism means because it isn’t bashing other women down nor bringing their fathers into the issue 🙂 I also don’t recall sending my photos to you for your perusal.”
Khatija’s befitting reply to Nasreen’s opinion has been praised by netizens, who applauded her for standing up for herself.
Thanking her fans for their support, Khatija later shared a picture of a blue sky and wrote, “I’m overwhelmed by the love and support I’ve got once again. Thank you all. I request you all not to abuse or make any hate speech against Ms Taslim. Let’s strive to become a broad-minded society in accepting the choices our fellow human beings make and let’s also remember Ms.Taslim in our prayers and not judge her for the choices she’s made in life. Peace.”
Well, it’s not the first time the Rahman family has been subjected to criticism vis-a-vis their choice of attire. About a year ago, AR Rahman was trolled by people for making his daughter Khatija wear a burqa after he shared a picture on his Twitter account.
Netizens slammed Rahman for being so oppressive to which he coolly replied that his daughter was wearing a burqa at her will and that it was not enforced.
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