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Peshawar police lodge FIR against Aurat March organizers

A local court ordered it on March 26

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 15, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago

Activists of the Aurat (Woman) March shout slogans during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2020. - Protesters marched in Pakistani cities on March 8 to mark International Women's Day in an ultra-conservative society where women are still put to death under ancient "honour" codes. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

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The Peshawar police have lodged an FIR against the organizers of Aurat March in Islamabad. On March 26, a Peshawar court ordered the Peshawar East police station to register an FIR against them. In his petition, Peshawar-based lawyer Abrar Hussain said that un-Islamic activities were held on the roads in the name of the March 8 Aurat March. Disinformation campaign A day after the Aurat March, a photo of a placard about child abuse went viral and some people on Twitter labeled it as blasphemous. “I was 9, he was 50. I was silenced. But his voice is still heard as he delivers the call to prayer,” the placard read. The organisers had to issue a clarification that the placard described the ordeal of a child rape survivor and questioned the lack of justice. A video of the March participants chanting slogans was also shared on social media with incendiary subtitles. But the organisers were quick to share the original video, which asked for azaadi from all forces oppressing the women.
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The Peshawar police have lodged an FIR against the organizers of Aurat March in Islamabad.

On March 26, a Peshawar court ordered the Peshawar East police station to register an FIR against them.

In his petition, Peshawar-based lawyer Abrar Hussain said that un-Islamic activities were held on the roads in the name of the March 8 Aurat March.

Disinformation campaign

A day after the Aurat March, a photo of a placard about child abuse went viral and some people on Twitter labeled it as blasphemous.

“I was 9, he was 50. I was silenced. But his voice is still heard as he delivers the call to prayer,” the placard read.

The organisers had to issue a clarification that the placard described the ordeal of a child rape survivor and questioned the lack of justice.

A video of the March participants chanting slogans was also shared on social media with incendiary subtitles.

But the organisers were quick to share the original video, which asked for azaadi from all forces oppressing the women.

 
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