After a lot of bans and courts’ hearing, it is decided that Aurat March will be executed on 8th March 2020 on Sunday in the country, officially. Like every other year, this year’s Aurat March was a hot topic for everyone. Politicians and extremists are there to stop it. Petitions were filed by men and women that the march is un-Islamic and provoke vulgarity.
A women petitioner, Rubina Jatoi, said that Aurat March does not help women to get right; although, her petition was rejected by the high court because she did not have reasons and documentation due to which the court asked her to come with “fresh arguments” next time. Yet, the petitioner said that the march was funded by anti-state authorities to spread vulgarity in the country. The petition was filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique.
However, Hina Jilani- the renowned lawyer, and Mamoon Rashid failed the desire. Mamoon Rashid said that country and court could not impose a ban on freedom of expression. Moreover, Miss Jilani said, after becoming part of the case, that the aim of march is to tell what is the importance of women in society. Moreover, she said that the march has strategies and all permissions. She further said that it will be held on Sunday due to which there would be no loss of businesses and office work.
However, things did not stop there. Recently, Maulana Fazal ur Reman posted a video or his party posted it which says that law agencies should such elements forcefully. Although, he did not mention “Aurat March” his basic purpose was to put a ban on March.
Yet, their words did not work because female politicians are in support of March. Bakhtawar Bhutto recently tweeted that she supports Aurat March wholeheartedly. Moreover, Human Rights Minister, Shireen Mazari also condemns all words and saying of politicians who are speaking against the Aurat March.
Although it is final that the March will be celebrated on 8 March, the organizers are saying that they are facing threats from different groups and extremists. Thus, it can be said that people could take a breath of relaxation until it is not executed. As the days are passings, the country is moving from democracy to totalitarianism. We can hope that Zia-ul-Haq’s Ziaism will fade away soon.