The march was due no Sunday but could not take place due to security situation and Coronavirus.
In a tweet, the International NGO said: “Amnesty International notes with serious concern the government’s decision to bar the #AuratMarch protest in Faisalabad yesterday. The right to peaceful assembly is protected by all major human rights conventions and the Constitution of Pakistan,”.
“In such events, there are a lot of security threats and security risks. We asked them to apply for a proper NOC,” said Bukhari, pointing out that the Aurat March organisers had even provided authorities with a written affidavit "that we were organising this march without an NOC,”. He stated that the organizers did not follow proper procedure, making it clear that he never gave permission for such events. He also pointed out that his boss (Deputy Commissioner) had the powers. He refused to comment on Noor Mukadam case.
“There is of course a threat du due to preparation for fast approaching month of Muharam,” he added.