Enough of “Fair and Lovely” Ads

Muslim families have become very demanding about the looks of a girl or bride that they are looking for their sons. It is quite disheartening that even Islamic Voice is also adding more fuel to the fire. The matrimonial advertisements in your paper all mention “girl should be fair and beautiful.” This is absolutely ridiculous! Fortunately, Muslim girls are empowered today with education and values. A few like me will object to this colour obsession statements in matrimonial ads, but the others will quietly cry. It’s high time you addressed these social issues too in your columns as well, apart from religious stuff. Balquees Muneer, [email protected]

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