PESHAWAR: A local court on Friday ordered the registration of a case against the organizers of the March 8 March on charges of derogatory comments on Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and carrying inappropriate posters.
Supplementary Hearing Judge Syed Shaukat Ullah issued an order to petition local lawyers, including Ibrar Hussain.
The organizers of the Aurat March denied using derogatory words to Islam or the Prophet during the event. They argue that the engineered video has been circulated by some elements for their personal gain and to defame their cause.
The lawyers have submitted an application under Section 22-A of the Criminal Procedure Code for registration of the First Information Report (FIR) against organizers of the March Aurat. The lawyers told the court that they approached the East Cantonment Police Station to file an FIR but the police were reluctant to register the case.
The petitioners noted that a number of events were held on March 8 in conjunction with World Women’s Day and during one such parade participants delivered derogatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and other holy figures, who hurt religious sentiment in large numbers. people in this country.
The lawyers said the government and administration did not take any action against the organizers and they should approach the court to file a case under the relevant law.
The court has reserved a ruling in the case on Thursday. On Friday, the court directed the registration of the case against the organizers under the relevant law.
Aurat March has been held annually on March 8 since the last few years and events are held in many cities. As soon as a video went viral following an event on March 8 this year, organizers had to clarify that the video was edited and circulated by the elements to defame their cause.
Organizers said no derogatory slogans were raised during the parade. They also asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to pay attention to the malicious campaign that is being waged against the organizers of the Aurat March.