Organisers and supporters of the Aurat March in Pakistan’s Karachi are calling for an apology after a video from the 8 March demonstration was doctored to falsely show participants raising blasphemous slogans and widely shared online, Dawn newspaper reported.
“The Aurat March faces severe backlash every year. Our videos and posters are targeted and manipulated, spreading misinformation and maligning the March. This year, one of our videos was doctored and heinous allegations are being placed on us,” the organisers tweeted.
The organisers shared both videos on the social media platform to show how the words of the slogans raised at the march were changed.
The fake videos were shared by some journalists with massive Twitter followings and led to death threats for the organisers, said the forum.
Absolutely condemn the doctored videos of #AuratMarch done to incite hatred & endanger lives of more women. Know that it is a purposeful campaign & this pathetic, illegal (also criminal) intent to harm will not deter this beautiful & necessary movement #StopHateAgainstAuratMarch— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) March 11, 2021