The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Amun Taraqqi Occasion (ATP) Chairman Muhammad Faiq Shah difficult the permission granted to organisers to carry Aurat March at F-9 Park.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq declared the plea non-maintainable after listening to the arguments made by the petitioner’s counsel Nazakat Hussain Abbasi.
Inside the plea — filed on March 6 — it had been talked about that Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon had allowed the Nationwide Fee on Standing of Girls on March 2 to carry the march at F-9 Park on Wednesday (as we speak).
The petition had requested for the DC’s permission to be revoked and that the organisers be directed to not violate the “injunctions of Islam [and] Islamic lifestyle whereas holding Aurat March”.
The ATP chief had challenged the permission claiming that the march would “not solely spoil the fundamental household construction of an Islamic state but additionally promote vulgarity”.
He had additional argued that March 8 additionally coincided with the “Holy day of Shab Barat” (a spiritual event noticed by Muslims), implying that the coinciding occasions may for causes unexplained not be noticed concurrently.
The petition had mentioned, “To benefit from the safety of legislation and to be handled in accordance with legislation, are inalienable rights, accessible for each citizen of Pakistan.”
The listening to
On the outset of the listening to, Advocate Abbasi mentioned, “Based on Article 2 (Islam to be state faith) of the Structure, the state’s faith is Islam.”
He mentioned the notification of the permission letter given by Lahore District Commissioner Rafia Haider to the Aurat March organisers was an “open violation” of Article 31 (Islamic lifestyle) of the Structure.
The petitioner’s counsel additional mentioned that Article 16 (freedom of meeting) of the Structure was “ignored whereas giving the permission letter”.
Upon listening to this, Justice Farooq mentioned, “Banners and placards are a matter of the previous.” “What are you frightened about proper now?” he requested.
The IHC chief justice additional raised the query, “Has freedom of meeting (Article 16) of the Structure not given them (girls) this proper (to march)?
Advocate Abbasi responded, “There have been some restrictions imposed in freedom of meeting (article 16). Such a factor shouldn’t be doable in an Islamic state.”
Upon the completion of the advocate’s argument, the courtroom reserved its verdict and later dismissed the petition.