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LHC rejects security request for Aurat March

Earlier on Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed a plea against the local administration for refusing to provide protection for participants in the Aurat March, which is set to take place on March 8.

The appeal of social activist Nighat Saeed and others was taken up by Justice Shahid Waheed, who observed that no one is preventing women from participating in the Aurat March, and therefore the case is not maintainable.

the administration was not participating in the planning for the Aurat March on March 8 and refused to provide security, instead directing the organizers to make their own arrangements for protection, according to the petitioner

Against a letter from the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent Police (SP) Civil Lines ordering them to make security arrangements on their own, the petitioners have filed a case in the court of law.

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Organizers of the ‘Aurat March’, as it has come to be known since its first incarnation in 2018, were members of the feminist group Hum Aurtain. It has a manifesto that calls for fundamental rights for women in every field of endeavor.

This year’s rally will take place on March 8, which is the same day as International Women’s Day, which has been the designated day for the last three years.

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