Why is it that we are always imposing ‘our’ point-of-view on others? When will we learn to live with different points of view flourishing simultaneously in our society and regard things from the view point of others. Say for instance, take the ‘hijaab’ issue. Now there ‘were’ two points-of-view about it before Mr. Ghamdi narrated his own one. One being that only head should be covered while other choose to believe that the face should also be covered. And according to Ghamdi it is not necessary for women to take ‘any’ hijaab but she should wear modest dresses with many etc. Well thats a separate issue, we’ll discuss it some other time.
Surely, no one can deny the influence of media these days. Young people follow the trends, change their mind about something by different discussion programs shown on Tv channels. On some sensitive issues like that of hijaab, media should remain neutral, play its part by broadcasting different talk shows, arranging debates for both the parties but should never support one of views and make a mockery of the other, making a mockery of something itself casts deadly consequences.
Anyways i was watching the program “hum sab umeed sai hain” aired on GEO TV on May 2nd, 2007. It is always a fun program to watch with the satirical approach almost always hitting the mark! But the last episode, the program stopped being funny when they made a mockery of some “ladies in hijaab”, because it seemed like they were making fun of the ‘hijaab’ itself.
It is no secret that the issue of hijab is being ‘tackled’ globally on almost all fronts, it was just offensive to see GEO TV, our very own TV channel, present a show that showed the hijaab itself as the reason for deviations etc. On the same grounds, ethically it doesn’t give them the right to make fun of them or the ‘hijaab’ issue, or both. Cos we have great expectations from these guys, as they proudly represent our country globaly.
I think i can’t overstate this topic enough. I’ts high time for us to grow up, broaden our minds a bit and learn to accept everyones right of difference in opinion.
No matter what one should always be careful not to hurt anyones feelings and its mind boggling, baffling and troubling that Pakistan would be divided into many parts for we just couldn’t learn to live with each other and respect others right to contradict.
A little effort is required from each one of us now to put things right for Pakistan in the long term. And we expect Media to play its part in keeping the whole nation together not tear it all apart.