Activists have expressed concern over the order of a local court in Peshawar directing police to register an FIR against organisers of the Aurat March over ‘obscene placards’. It is being said that the move will endanger the lives of the organisers and participants of the march. Social media users noted that the lies about ‘obscene’ and ‘blasphemous’ banners at the event were already debunked repeatedly, but the hateful campaign against them continues.
Further, using the hashtag #StopEndangeringWomen, the organisers and supporters of the march have urged the government to take action against the dangerous use of blasphemy allegations against them.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also condemned the development in a series of tweets.