Peshawar girls’s bicycle rally cancelled after protest risk by spiritual teams

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19 Jan 2019, 02:29 IST

Karachi, Jan 19 (PTI) A girls’s bicycle rally in Pakistan’s Peshawar metropolis has been referred to as off after threats from spiritual teams to protest in opposition to the occasion, based on organisers.

The rally, a primary such occasion within the Khyber Pakthunkhawa province’s capital metropolis, was scheduled to happen on Saturday.

On Friday, some spiritual outfits led by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami threatened to derail the occasion by means of protests and rallies.

JUI-F’s Maulana Rafiullah Qasmi alleged on Friday that the ladies’s bicycle rally would unfold obscenity.

He mentioned that they had deliberate a giant demonstration, together with rallies, in opposition to the occasion on Saturday.

The rally was being organised by the Zama Jawadoon, a girls’s proper organisation. It had introduced the rally would begin from Peshawar’s Hayatabad neighbourhood.

Occasion organiser, Wafa Wazir mentioned not less than 35 girls had signed up for the bicycle rally and folks from the transgender group had additionally been invited for the occasion.

Wazir mentioned that they had determined to postpone the occasion after the protest name by spiritual teams as a result of they didn’t need the occasion to happen amid unrest.

Chatting with reporters, she claimed that that they had obtained the required no-objection certificates (NOC) from the Peshawar district administration earlier than saying the peace rally.

Nevertheless, police officers mentioned the organisers had not contacted them for any safety or the NOC.

Apparently after threats from spiritual events the organisers have mentioned the rally is postponed, a senior official mentioned

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