“Aurat March within the limits of law is not objectionable,” states Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi
Recently, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on the Middle East and Interfaith Harmony Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi addressed a press conference regarding Aurat March in Islamabad. During the session, he said:
Aurat March or Hijab March within the limits of law is not objectionable. The constitution of Pakistan guarantees rights to every citizen of the state. The religious minorities of Pakistan were given complete rights under the constitution.
Addressing the media, Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi mocked the opposition parties for their move to bring a no-confidence motion and said:
Those who want to bring no-trust motion are themselves the victims of mistrust.
According to sources, famous personalities are again talking about Aurat March once again because International Women’s Day (8th March) is fast approaching. They are issuing guidelines so that the March is carried out in a better way this year.
Earlier Press Conferences about Aurat March
It is pertinent to mention that Tahir Ashrafi talked about Aurat March a year ago too. Addressing a press conference, he had said:
Islam has given women rights more than any other religion. Those who brought disgrace to the religion by raising anti-religion slogans and displaying objectionable placards at the Aurat March would not be spared, and action would be taken against them under the law. Freedom of speech was not meant to insult religious beliefs. Such people want anarchy in the country and nothing else. What happened at the Aurat march does not happen even in Europe.
About Aurat March
The Aurat March (Women’s March) first took place in Karachi in 2018 to observe International Women’s Day. It advocates for women’s rights through the lens of legal empowerment. The Aurat March is an annual socio-political demonstration in Pakistani cities like Lahore, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Karachi, Islamabad, and Peshawar. Women’s collectives began the first Aurat Marches parallel with the Pakistani #MeToo movement on International Women’s Day.
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