Amnesty International South Asia has called upon Pakistani “authorities to grant Aurat March Faisalabad all necessary permissions and provide them security”.
“The right to peaceful assembly is protected by all major human rights conventions and the Constitution of Pakistan,” added the statement.
‘Aurat March’ in Faisalabad was called off on Sunday, reportedly due to pressure from the municipal administration, which refused to issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) to the organisers, reports Dawn.
As per some people on social media, Assistant Commissioner Faisalabad did not grant the permission to hold the march.
However, journalist Benzair Shah asked Assistant Commissioner Faisalabad City Ayub Bukhari about the reported news to which he replied, “I don’t give permissions, the deputy commissioner (DC), who is my boss, will give permission. If they [the organisers] get permission, well and good.”
He also denied giving any comments on Noor Mukadam’s murder.