Suffocated by burqa? AR Rahman's daughter Khatija gives befitting reply to Taslima Nasreen
First Published 18, Feb 2020, 12:58 PM
Indian musician AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman has retorted back to haters, who slammed her choice of clothes, especially the burqa
AR Rahman was brutally trolled by netizens for making an appearance with daughter Khatiji at an event.
Khatija had worn a black saree, and her face was covered in a burqa with only her eyes visible in the picture
Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen slammed Rahman for allegedly forcing his daughter to follow religious traditions
She took to Twitter and said, “I absolutely love AR Rahman's music. But whenever I see his dear daughter, I feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women in a cultural family can get brainwashed very easily!"
Reacting to this, Khadija took to Instagram, "Been only a year and this topic is in the rounds again..there's so much happening in the country and all people are concerned about is the piece of attire a woman wants to wear. Wow, I'm quite startled. Every time this topic comes the fire in me rages and makes me want to say a lot of things..Over the last one year, I've found a different version of myself which I haven't seen in so many years. I will not be weak or regret the choices I've made in life. I am happy and proud of what I do and thanks to those who have accepted me the way I am. My work will speak, God willing.. I don't wish to say any further. To those of you who feel why I'm even bringing this up and explaining myself, sadly it so happens and one has to speak for oneself, that's why I'm doing it. . Dear Taslima Nasreen, I'm sorry you feel suffocated by my attire. Please get some fresh air, cause I don't feel suffocated rather I'm proud and empowered for what I stand for. I suggest you google up what true feminism means because it isn't bashing other women down nor bringing their fathers into the issue I also don't recall sending my photos to you for your perusal."
She posted another picture on social media and wrote, “Why the double standards and sudden concerns only when it comes to women belonging to a certain faith? Haven’t we seen men wearing turbans? Women wearing habits ? Why only when it comes to a particular faith are women targeted for the choices they make wholeheartedly and with pride. Why ? Why ? And why ? I simply do not understand,” she said.