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Chinese feminists lash out at Aamir Khan’s Dangal

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BEIJING — Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’ released earlier this month in China which has done a spectacular business and earned USD 72 million in two weeks. But Chinese feminist groups have come down heavily on Mr Peferctionist’s film.

They feel Dangal perpetuates stereotyoes about how a father forces his daughters to live their lives according to his whims and fancies.

Dangal is based on the real-life story of an wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who took an oath to make his daughters Geeta- Babita wrestling champions.

But according to Global Times, Chinese feminists are lashing the film. One viewer said, “The father’s values make me vomit; he forces his daughters to live a certain type of life with his dream, with money and becoming a champion. You think the movie is about breaking gender stereotypes, but actually, it’s knee-deep in prejudice.”

While another viewer was quoted as saying, “The movie reeks of patriarchy and male chauvinism.”

Wei Tingting, director of the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center has said those comments only show public’s anxiety around feminism.

“Women who want more gender equality are anxious about defending their own rights therefore apply feminism to every issue, while some men feel challenged by women’s rising status and attack feminism,” he said.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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