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LHC instructs Aurat march organizers, DC to sit together and finalise the venue for 8th of March rally

2023-03-07
LHC instructs  Aurat march organizers, DC to sit together and finalise the venue for 8th of March rally

The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the Lahore Deputy Commissioner (DC), Rafia Haider, and the Aurat March organisers to meet and decide where the March 8 event will take place.



The district government was asked for a no objection certificate (NOC) by the Aurat March organising committee in order to host a rally on March 8 at Nasser Bagh in Lahore, followed by a march around the park's perimeter.


The strong opposition of the general public and religious organisations, particularly the JI's (Jamaat-i-Islami) women's and student wings, who had also announced a programme against the Aurat March, led DC Haider to reject the plea, citing "the current security scenario, threat alerts, and law and order situation, as well as in light of activities like controversial cards and banners for awareness of women's rights."