People In Karachi Are Having An Intense Debate About Boycotting Fruit Stands In Ramazan

By Ather Ahmed | 2 Jun, 2017

The people of Karachi recently started a three day campaign for boycotting fruit. Yeah, the issue is apparently is regarding a significant hike in fruit prices this Ramazan.

Ladies help others by suggesting combination of aftaar items without fruits ;)#Karachi #NoFruitDay

Posted by Karachi Karachi Hai Yaar on Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

 

The movement gained momentum after Commissioner of Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan extended his support for the boycott.

According to Ejaz the boycott would put pressure on the concerned authorities to take strict measures against profiteers. He added that the Sindh government has already started to take action in this regard.

Initially the fruit boycott was well received by the people

However soon the tide began to turn in the opposite direction

 

The primary argument used by the opponents of this movement was that it deprived struggling fruit sellers of their livelihood

This actually sounds like a good idea.

 

Some argued against the hypocrisy of the movement

They raised an interesting point. That why go after poor fruit sellers and give brands a free pass who have been hiking prices every Ramazan for years now.

 

One went as far as to call for a boycott of all taxes

 

This speaks great volumes about the hypocrisy of those in position of power

 

Two time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy also criticized the movement

In a series of tweets, Ms Chinoy went on to point out that the movement does more harm than good to poor.

 

She responded well to those who disagreed with her

 

Here she schooled a guy who suggested that fruit vendors are living in luxury

 

Others also joined Sharmeen in this stance

 

In the end it resulted in starting another campaign

Tell us if you support or disagree with the movement in the comment section below.

 


Cover image via: Tanveer Sattar

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