Religious parties, including Jamiat Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Jamaat-e -Islami (JI) and other parties have announced holding Haya March to counter Aurat March. In a statement, the religious parties informed that they hold peaceful Haya March in different parts of the country to counter Aurat March. The Ulema issued a statement to the media after the government allows to the organizers to hold rallies to mark International Women’s Day. Mufti Abdullah said government’s permission was a deplorable act. Such activities should be discouraged by the government of the Islamic republic, he said stressing that this was against the constitution. Pir Azizur Rehman said the Ulema have no objection to peaceful protests, they have reservations about vulgarity. He continued: “Islam guarantees all rights. A few women are trying to malign the day.