Khadijah Rahman, daughter of Oscar-winning Indian composer AR Rahman’s daughter has been criticized on social media for wearing the hijab.
A Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin also criticized Khadija Rehman’s hijab on social networking site Twitter.
In her tweet, Taslima also shared a photo of Khadija on which she wrote, “I love AR Rahman’s music but whenever I see his daughter, I feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women in a cultural family can get brainwashed very easily.”
I absolutely love A R 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! pic.twitter.com/73WoX0Q0n9
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) February 11, 2020
Khadijah Rahman, daughter of AR Rahman, also gave her a rapturous response on Instagram.
Khadija Rehman shared a screenshot of Taslima’s tweet in a post on her Instagram account.
On this, she wrote, “It’s only been a year and this topic has come out again, so much is happening in the country and people are worried about what a woman chooses to wear, whenever this topic comes out, I get very angry and my heart wants to say a lot.”
According to Khadija, if anyone is wondering why I am giving so much explanation, the answer is that sometimes it is necessary to speak up.
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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 🙂
It should be remembered that last year, during a ceremony to celebrate the completion of 10 years of AR Rahman’s Oscar-winning, when his daughter Khadija was invited on stage, she interviewed his father on the stage while wearing Burqa.
However, after the event, people on social networking websites called his father AR Rahman a conservative figure because of Khadija’s dress code.