Aurat March organisers, supporters in Pakistan demand apology over doctored video

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Organisers and supporters of the Aurat March in Pakistan’s Karachi are calling for an apology after a video from the 8 March demonstration was doctored to falsely show participants raising blasphemous slogans and widely shared online, Dawn newspaper reported.

“The Aurat March faces severe backlash every year. Our videos and posters are targeted and manipulated, spreading misinformation and maligning the March. This year, one of our videos was doctored and heinous allegations are being placed on us,” the organisers tweeted.

The organisers shared both videos on the social media platform to show how the words of the slogans raised at the march were changed.

The fake videos were shared by some journalists with massive Twitter followings and led to death threats for the organisers, said the forum.

Several people have also taken to Twitter to condemn the doctored videos using the hashtags #StopHateAgainstAuratMarch and #ApologisetoAuratMarch, including Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari.

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