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Sahir Lodhi has received quite a backlash against his behaviour in debating competition and has apologised quite a few times. I believe in accepting apologies but in this case, just couldn’t get out of my head, the state of mind of that young lady who was cut off in the middle of her debate by an anchor who was so indignant as if Quaid e Azam is his private property, and of those parents whose daughter she must have been.
In a recent video upload, that girl Saba Rizwan has replied to Sahir in no uncertain terms that his apology doesn’t diminish the effects of what he has done. She said he has asked for forgiveness over his crude behaviour but never once for insulting a female on National Television, being watched live all over the world.
She went on to say that Sahir has emphasised that his angry words were depicted out of context and nobody showed his whole statement. So what about her? Did Sahir let her complete her words. No, he picked up one word and started literally shouting at her. She wasn’t allowed to complete either and after listening to him, I wonder how she even managed to finish her debate.
Then she read the whole poetry and announced boycotting that competition. She called debating her passion and that she will not quit it, rather will find a more respectable platform to exercise her talent.
Kuddos to that girl for speaking so calmly, so eloquently and pointing out his flawed apology. In a country, where majority of females suffer low esteem due to such type of men, a warning notice was certainly not enough. Pemra should ban Sahir Lodhi on the basis of gross misconduct and abusive behaviour towards females. No man , inside the house or outside should be allowed to insult or degrade a woman and then apologise after his verbal diarrhoea has subsided. And anyone who does that, should be made an example by punishment so others would get the idea straight that mumbling an apology afterwards does not cut it. Not at all.
All the best to Saba Rizwan in all her future endeavours.
Fortunately for Saba Rizwan, living in the age of social media means that she can make her voice heard even after Sahir Lodhi silences her on television.
Also read: Hey Sahir Lodhi, defending Jinnah doesn’t justify belittling women on TV
The young woman was a victim of Sahir Lodhi’s misguided attempt to defend Jinnah earlier this week. Lodhi brusquely interrupted her speech on women’s rights to accuse her and the audience of blaming the Quaid for the state of Pakistan, and he didn’t allow her to conclude her performance. He later apologised – but in a video response to Lodhi that she posted on Facebook, Saba makes it clear that everything is not forgiven.
In a savvy move, Saba kicks off her video by completing her speech, saying: “I will begin from where I was silenced, reciting the poem that was accused of taunting Pakistan’s founder. Let’s hear the poem first, then I’ll speak.”
She goes on to explain how the speech did not taunt or insult Jinnah and gives a shout out to those who understood her message better than Lodhi did before taking on the TV host.
“Sahir Lodhi apologised to me on his show, but he only apologised for his rough manner of speech, whereas he should have apologised for humiliating a woman on live TV. He should also have apologised for interrupting a debater in the middle of her speech such that her point could not be completed and he should also have apologised for misinterpreting my statements,” she said.
“For these reasons I am boycotting Sahir Lodhi’s show,” she continued. “If my voice can be silenced on that show once, it is likely it will be silenced again.
She concluded by saying: “Sahir bhai himself said if only half of what is said is heard, mohabbat will decrease. But wasn’t only half my statement heard as well?”
With such a mature response in the bag, we can’t help but feel Saba is well on her way to a successful career.