TTP Threatens Aurat March Organisers Following Online Propaganda
Following propaganda against Aurat March, banned terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday issued threats to the organisers of the march, accusing them of ‘spreading obscenity and vulgarity’ in Pakistan.
Earlier, organisers of the Aurat March in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad had strongly denied accusations the participants insulted Islam. They also sought an apology from journalists who took part in the disinformation campaigns.
The TTP, in its statement, asked the march organisers to ‘fix’ their ways. “There are still many young Muslims here who can protect Islam and the boundaries determined by Allah,” it read.
The hate against Aurat March continues on social media despite carious explanations by the organisers that their sloganeering and content of the placards were deliberately misconstrued to incite violence against the participants.
Activists have called on the government to take notice of the threats to the marchers and act against those spreading disinformation about the march.