Maheen Khan announces to return of her “Lux Style Awards” in solidarity with victims of abuse
After Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, famous designer Maheen Khan announced that she will be returning her awards in support of victims of domestic violence.
This year’s Lux Style Awards is surrounded by controversy from the time when Feroze Khan was nominated in the Best Actor Award (People’s Choice) category. The Khaani actor who was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Aliza Sultan received online criticism from showbiz stars.
Netizens and public figures also called out Lux Style Awards for glorifying abusers.
Today, the famous designer Maheen Khan also shared her two cents and decided to return her awards in solidarity with the victims of domestic abuse.
Taking to Instagram, the designer wrote, “In a world where one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual assault, where rape and domestic abuse remains unaddressed, it is imperative that those who have a voice must use it”.
She wrote, “Physical abuse against women and girls is a human rights violation. Today it is someone’s daughter, tomorrow it might be yours. While so many of us have raised our voices against the deaths of Zainab, Noor and others, the disregard and insensitivity of a recent award show is a travesty”.
“In all conscience, I can no longer associate myself with an event that disregards their plight. I will be returning my Lux Style Awards in solidarity with those who continue to suffer the infringement of their basic human right to live free from violence”, Maheen stated.
“It is a sad day as I had such hopes for the Lux Style Award show to be not just a champion of style but a platform that nurtured justice for women and stood out as a proud beacon of hope for every child and woman who has been violated”, the Instagram post concluded.