Radical Islamists has attacked ‘Aurat March’ conducted by women’s right groups on International Women’s Day at Pakistan. Some of the participants were injured in the stone pelting by the extremists at the ‘Aurat March’ organised in various cities across Pakistan.
Women, children, men, transgender people and others participated in the march in various cities in Pakistan. The march hopes to collectively raise voices and engage in political action for issues affecting them and their communities in a public rally.
Dozens of men and women from the Red Mosque brigade, consisting of several local militant groups, staged a rival rally just across from the women’s march venue
Incidents of stone pelting were reported from Islamabad after the Jamia Hufsa students ended their march. However, the situation was soon brought under control by police. The incident was condemned by the organizers of Islamabad’s ‘Aurat March’.
“Mullahs are stoning the participants of #AuratAzadiMarch a march that was and is peaceful. Where is the security that was promised? Where was the police that was promised? Iss nizaam se chahtay hain Azadi”, tweeted the organizers of the march.
— ZeeshanHaiderBBC (@ZesHPirzadA) March 8, 2020
This is how the attacked us. Before this point they were sending “laanat” on us and then made signs of wanting to inflict sexual violence on us. They already had stones & lathis on them! pic.twitter.com/mfQAy4tGEK
— Tooba Syed ?? #FreeBabaJan (@Tooba_Sd) March 8, 2020