An insecure lawyer wants to shut down Aurat March

Apparently women marching for their rights is 'anti-state' and 'un-Islamic' but honour killings, rape and domestic violence are not


By Cutacut Editorial Team

KARACHI: As International Women’s Day approaches, so do fears of men (and women) who work day and night to uphold the patriarchy. First on this list is Judicial Activism Council Chairman Azhar Siddique who has filed a petition to stop the Aurat March 2020.

According to Dawn, the petition claims that “there are various anti-state parties present who are funding this march with the sole purpose of spreading anarchy amongst the masses”. The petition also claims that the march is “against the very norms of Islam” and that its hidden agenda is to spread “anarchy, vulgarity and hatred”.

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Ultimately, the issue is with the supposedly vulgar placards on display last year and the year before that (but we all really know that the march is challenging the status quo and therefore, some men will go to any lengths to stop that from happening.)

The petition also requested the court to “silence the advertisement of Aurat March on social media and to regulate protests such as the Aurat March”

But women aren’t having it.

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