Pakistani fashion designer Maheen Khan recently announced the return of her Lux Style Awards after Feroz Khan was nominated and subsequently won at the event.
On Sunday, the veteran designer took to Instagram and criticized LSA for showing support for her “alleged abuser.”
In the caption, she wrote a heartfelt note, saying, “In a world where one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual assault, where rape and domestic violence remain unaddressed, it’s essential that those with a voice use it.”
“Physical abuse of women and girls is a violation of human rights. Today she is someone’s daughter, tomorrow she may be your own. While many of us raised our voices against the deaths of Zainab, Noor and others, the indifference and insensitivity that characterized the recent award ceremony is a travesty.” As the 77-year-old wrote.
The distinguished designer asserted, “In all good conscience, I can no longer associate myself with an event that ignores their plight. I will be returning my LUX Awards in solidarity with those who continue to suffer the violation of their basic human right to live free from violence.”
“It is a sad day because I wished the Luxe Style Prize was not just a champion of elegance but a platform that promoted justice for women and stood out as a proud beacon of hope for every child and woman who was violated.”
After it was posted, fans and followers were happy with her decision with one saying “to be on the right side of things. Well done. What a pioneer.”
Another added, “Much respect to you, Mahen.”
It is worth noting that Feroz Khan was nominated and then won the Best Actor (Viewers’ Choice) award for Khuda Ur Mohabbat 3 It caused a stir on social media, which made many people angry.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was the first to decide to return her award after being nominated.
However, the LSA responded via Instagram that they cannot reverse their decision.
LSA believes in respecting the freedom and diversity of public opinion, [they do] Do not regulate or restrict sharing (except in cases of content containing vulgar or inappropriate language) on our social media platforms.”
Last month , Alkhani The actor was reportedly accused of physical abuse by his ex-wife, Aliza Sultan, however, he denied the “baseless” allegations.