Netizens bash JI for protesting against women cycling camp in Landi Kotal
A first-of-its-kind women’s cycling camp was held in Landi Kotal area of the erstwhile tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in which 15 girls participated, but Jamaat-e-Islami has protested against it, calling it against ‘tribal traditions and Vulgarity’.
On Friday, with the collaboration of US organization Global Sports Mentoring (GSM), Pakistan’s cyclist Samar Khan and social activist Jamaima Afridi organized a cycling camp in Landi Kotal area of KP.
As per the organizers, permission was sought from the parents of all the girls who joined the camp and the motive was to encourage young women as some parents also joined to encourage their children.
Taking to twitter, Samar Khan said that she ‘proudly’ conducted a cycling camp first time ever in the history of Landi Kotal.
“More than 15 girls experienced the joy of cycling which is now shaking the Imaan of many misogynists and ignorants calling it ‘be-hyaayi’,” she added.
Following the cycling camp, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) held a protest at Landi Kotal on Sunday.
Meanwhile, some placards had written that ‘obscenity and Vulgarity are prohibited’ and ‘give us water and electricity not a bicycle’.
Protesters and local leaders called the cycling camp against tribal and Islamic traditions.
Here is how Twitter reacts to JI’s protest against women cycling camp:
Earlier in Karachi, thousands of female students appeared in the aptitude test for ‘Bano Qabil’ programme launched by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) that offers skill-based trainings in the field of information technology (IT).
Following the completion of relevant courses, Al-Khidmat will be supporting them in job hunt.