FIR has been registered in Islamabad’s Kohsar Police on Monday against 12 individuals including local leaders and JUI-F’s Maulana Abdul Majeed Hizravi.
Earlier on Sunday, march in the capital were attacked by some men who shouted slogans and pelted stones at them and in a result one person was injured.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, who had announced to book the attackers a day earlier, also shared a copy of the FIR on Twitter.
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) March 9, 2020
Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari had also vowed action against “those who attacked the peaceful protesters with stones, sticks”.
Local Administration is taking action against those who attacked the peaceful protestors with stones, sticks etc violating the law. Assured by @dcislamabad
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) March 8, 2020
Earlier, Islamabad High Court has dismissed the request against the organizing of Aurat March. Chief Justice Athar Mianallah has released a written verdict.
Islamabad High Court had the verdict yesterday on the maintainability on a petition filed to stop Aurat March 2020.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Mianallah presided the hearing today. The federal government and the chief commissioner of Islamabad were present as respondents.
While issuing a written statement, chief justice Athar said women are being exploited through practices (Karokari, Vani, etc). He said such things are happening in a country where 87% of people call themselves Muslims. He said tribal practices against women must be defeated.
It was also said in the written statement that women are deprived of their rights in today’s era. Early marriages, adultery, and honor killing are common in our society. He also gave an example of the Zainab rape case that young girls are not secured in this country.