Women of Balochistan demand an end to honor killing, under age marriages
Women democratic front takes out rally in Quetta
By Our Staff Reporter
QUETTA: Women activists have demanded of the Balochistan government to bring an end to honor killings and under marriages in the province. Women in the city marched on roads to mark the world women day. Dozens of women organized a rally outside Quetta Press Club. The participants of the rally were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanded equal rights for women, political, economic and social rights for female segment of society. “Do not harass women at work place, end the curse of honor killings”, Qamar ul Nisa Advocate one of the women leaders told Quetta Voice.
The women urged upon the policy makers to make proper legislation to protect the rights of women. “We want justice and equality in society”, She said.
Strict security measures were adopted by the district administration Quetta to maintain law and order situation on the eve of women march.
The participants of the rally also demanded of the government to bring an end to under age marriages in the country. “We must be given our constitutional and social rights”, Hameeda Baloch another women activist said. Members of human rights commission of Pakistan Balochistan chapter also joined the rally and supported the women march.
In the evening, a seminar regarding world women day was organized by Women Democratic Forum to mark the day. The speakers shed light on the importance of the day and demanded of the government to make sure protection of rights of women in the country.