LHC summons Lahore DC, senior police official in Aurat March case.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday summoned Lahore Deputy Commissioner Rafia Haider and Superintendent of Police (SP) Civil Lines along with their responses tomorrow (March 7) regarding the permission for conducting Aurat March in the city.

The development came during the hearing of plea filed by a citizen seeking permission to organise the Aurat March - a women's rights movement in the country - in Lahore on March 8.

The district administration of Lahore, last week, denied the march organisers permission to hold a public rally.

The local authorities were requested to grant permission for the event, however, the city's DC turned down the requests citing threat alerts from security agencies as the reason.

Justice Anwaar Hussain heard the petition which has also requested the city's top court to allow organising the march and also provide security to marchers.

In the plea, the citizen mentioned that an application was sent to Lahore DC for Aurat March; however, permission was not granted to hold the annual event commemorating International Women's Day.

After being denied permission, Aurat March's organising committee...

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