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  • Aurat March organisers demand judicial probe into Islamabad stone pelting incident

    ISLAMABAD: Organisers of the Aurat Azadi March on Tuesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the stone-pelting incident that took place during a demonstration held on Sunday to mark International Women’s Day, urging authorities to take exemplary action against members of a right-wing group who they alleged was involved...

    Rights activist Dr Farzana Bari said the violent attack took place partly because of the administration’s decision...

  • Aurat March to be held on March 8

    KARACHI: A collective of women from diverse affiliations, backgrounds and professions referring to themselves as ‘Hum Aurtein’ gathered at the Karachi Press Club on Monday to introduce and brief the media about the upcoming Aurat March to commemorate International Women’s Day...

    It was said that Aurat March is unique because it is a collective effort not led by a single group or organisation...

  • Inclusive spirit marks Aurat March

    KARACHI: The inclusive spirit of the Aurat March on Thursday attracted thousands to gather and support the cause of women empowerment and recognise their struggle through centuries...

    Held to mark International Women’s Day, Aurat March did not just grace the public spaces in Karachi; similar marches were held in Lahore and Islamabad...

  • Lahore court reserves verdict on petition seeking FIR against Aurat March participants

    A sessions court in Lahore on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking the registration of a first information report against the participants of the Aurat March this year for an alleged immoral and unconstitutional act...

    Amina Malik of the Civil Society Network filed a petition under section 22-A and 22-B of the Code of Criminal Procedure pleading that an application had been submitted with the Civil Lines station house...

  • Lahore court dismisses case seeking FIR against Aurat March participants, asks petitioner to approach FIA

    A sessions court in Lahore on Thursday disposed of a petition seeking the registration of a first information report (FIR) against the participants of the Aurat March and ordered the petitioner to approach the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), saying that is the appropriate forum to address allegations of immoral pictures being uploaded on social media...

    "Amina Malik of the Civil Society Network had filed a petition under section...

  • LHC accepts petition against Aurat March for hearing

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted a petition to stop Aurat March 2020, scheduled to be held on March 8, and summoned Additional Director Cybercrime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency and Deputy Inspector General Operations on February 27...

    com, filed by Judicial Activism Council Chairman Azhar Siddique said that "there are various anti-state parties present who are funding this Aurat March with the sole purpose of...

  • ‘Aurat March can’t be stopped under Constitution’: LHC directs govt to speed up decision on clearance

    The Lahore High Court on Tuesday wrapped up a petition against the holding of Aurat March, reiterating its earlier remarks that the gathering could not be stopped under the Constitution and directing the Lahore district authorities to speed up its decision on an application seeking permission to hold the march...

    During today’s hearing, LHC Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh said “under the law and Constitution of the country, the...

  • Bar council condemns reported threats to Aurat March

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday condemned the reported threats being hurled against organisers and participants of the Aurat March to be held on March 8...

    According to the media reports, the organisers of the Aurat March being arranged to mark the International Women’s Day on March 8 have claimed that they had received death and rape threats on social media as well as from some religious groups...

  • ‘Aurat March seeks to join people for cause of gender justice’

    A diverse group of women, transgender and non-binary persons under the umbrella of ‘Hum Aurtein’ held a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday to apprise the media about the reasons behind the upcoming Aurat March at Frere Hall to coincide with International Women’s Day...

    Aurat March seeks to unite women, transgender and non-binary persons for the cause of gender justice and collective social change based on...

  • Some senators condemn Khalil-ur-Rehman's misogynistic remarks, others demand probe of Aurat March

    A number of senators from across the aisle on Wednesday spouted vitriol against the 'Aurat March' scheduled to be held on March 8, even as female lawmakers called out writer-director Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar for his misogynistic remarks...

    While speaking during a talk show on Neo News discussing the Aurat March, Rehman on Tuesday used abusive and misogynistic language against activist Marvi Sirmed, who was also a guest on the show... ...

  • Bilawal supports Aurat March

    Cautioning the opponents of women march that no one would be allowed to dictate women how to do politics or how to protest on roads, he urged the government to provide security cover to the participants of the proposed Aurat March (scheduled for 8th) because protecting citizens was the responsibility of the state...

  • Important to see Aurat March in positive light, says IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday reserved its verdict on the maintainability of a petition seeking to restrict the Aurat March, questioning the petitioners' interpretation of slogans they had objected to...

    During today's proceedings, the petitioners' lawyers told the court that they sought restrictions on the Aurat March — scheduled to take place across the country on March 8 as the world marks Women's Day — and shared three...

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