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Friday, April 24, 2009

Pak journalist’s short take on women’s rights

The documentaries by Pakistani journalist and filmmaker Beena Sarwar, screened at the Press Club on Sunday evening, had an uncanny context. Raising the issues of women’s rights in Pakistan, the three films — Jabar Ki Shadi, Hudood Ordinance and Mukhtiar Mai: The Struggle For Justice , brought to mind the execution of a couple by the Taliban in the North West Frontier Province, allegedly on charges of adultery.

The documentaries, each raising the issue of women who are forced into marriage, raped and denied justice, their struggle for survival, and the campaigns of the human rights activists, came like a much- needed third eye view on the contemporary issues that trouble the Pakistani intelligentsia as much as the civilised society all over the world.


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