Peshawar police book Aurat March organisers over blasphemy

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The Peshawar police on Thursday booked organizers and participants of the Aurat March in Islamabad on the orders of a local court on the charge of committing blasphemy.

They, however, made no arrests immediately.

The FIR was registered at the East Cantonment police station, under sections 295-A and C of the Pakistan Penal Code, which deals with ‘malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion and use of derogatory remarks in respect of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’.

Five Peshawar-based lawyers led by Ibrar Hussain had filed a petition with the court of additional district and sessions judge Syed Shaukat Ali Shah last month seeking the registration of a case against the organizers and participants of the Aurat March in Islamabad under Section 22-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure over alleged blasphemy.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1618433/peshawar-police-book-aurat-march-organisers-over-blasphemy
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