PBC condemns threats issued against Aurat March
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday threw its support behind the Aurat March and condemned the threats being hurled against the participants and organisers of the event.
The PBC stated that march and peaceful protests are included in the human rights of an individual. The council added that in the Aurat March, it is being demanded that women’s rights turn into a reality.
“Gathering of women at public places is a reflection of democracy,” said the highest elected body of lawyers in the country. They also demanded the government to ensure the security of the participants of the march.
The show of support comes after a plea was filed in the Lahore High Court seeking a permanent ban on the upcoming Aurat March. Advocate Siddique's petition had stated: “Prima facie the Aurat March is misdirection and a failed attempt to raise grave issues commonly faced by women.”