Cleric terms Women’s Protection Bill contrary to Islamic Sharia

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A prominent cleric has termed the “Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2015”, passed by the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, in conflict with the Islamic Sharia, and accused the Nawaz Sharif government of pushing the country towards ‘secularism’.

The bill was adopted by the provincial assembly on Wednesday, making all crimes against the women an offence including domestic violence, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, verbal abuse, stalking, abetment of an offence, and cyber crimes.

According to the new law, a toll-free number (UAN) will also be introduced to receive complaints while a district protection committee will be setup to investigate women’s complaints in this regard.

Reacting to the development, Jamia Binoria International chief cleric Mufti Muhammad Naeem said in a statement that the bill was contrary to teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah.

Terming the bill a bid to suppress men at the hands of women, he said violence against women can be controlled by giving them rights allocated for them in the Sharia.

Mufti Naeem strongly opposed the bill and expressed his concerns over it, calling it a ‘tragedy’.

“Rulers under their mental slavery of the West are forgetting their social values also,” he remarked in the statement.

Violence against women has been criminalized in Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) which is a federal law. Acts of domestic violence are also an offence under various sections of PPC, and punishments for these have been prescribed in this federal law too.

15 COMMENTS

  1. These ignorant mullahs need to be marginalized and thrown out so Pakistan could prosper and stand out as progressive and modern state .

  2. These mullahs has no idea about Islam. They are political mullahs and just want to be in news. Solution: take mosques and madrissas back from those mullahs.

  3. There is no doubt that violence against women is the most cowardice act a man can do. However, I would agree with the critics of this bill. Whether or not we agree, apart from a few cases which are exaggerated, there are still Islamic values in Pakistan and those values are flawless in ensuring proper safety and respect that women deserve. Leave media report aside, you wouldn't find many of domestic violence cases in any locality.
    I don't see any point that justifies approval of this resolution other than an extreme obsession with western nations. The general concept about wives in Pakistan is that they need to be protected by husbands. If you give women the authority to have their husbands arrested, there is a mighty chance that men would get arrested over tiniest of non-issues. End Result: More divorces, domestic quarrels, lack of respect, and a generation with ill mentality.

    • I can’t believe people still exist who completely ignore the fact that the most repressive states on Earth are frequently those with Sharia law. In fact, in which shariah country are women actually treated well? None.

      • People like you just like to criticize and nothing else. What freedom do you want the mothers, sisters and wives to have? Mate I am also a husband a father. I have never laid a finger on her. I do the job, she manages home and children. And we respect each other as well. However, I wouldnt like to be tracked by government or any authority as it would be a serious offense to peaceful domestic life i have. And Pakistan is not repressive yet. But government is surely going to make it one.

    • Sir , In our society ,In pakistan the men are using their powers in wrong way (not the all) , same case will be for the women.. the real man and women will do the same , happy relationship that they are doing before. There will be not any problem for them . But if u see the womens that are being victamed than your idea might b changed about the act..

  4. I'll disagree on this with Mr.Malik and cleric. This is a reality that socially women, are not given due rights in Pakistan. Even if we see the example of honor killing, no such support ever seen from so called religious school of thought against this crime, even its against the Islam. So these people should contribute first for betterment of women/society and criticize later.

  5. For a country that has been at war with Allah (swt) ever since its birth, this bill is nothing….. suffice it to say Pakistan has nothing to do with Islam whatsoever

  6. Mullahs and Muftis must be punished for saying absurd things. The bill passed is not in conflict with Sharia. I think accepting the Sharia Law and doing away with the British Law was a mistake. I think we should go back to the BritishLaw. And, anybody speaking against it should be thrown in jail. We need a law against the Mullahs/Muftis. I am so sick of their ignorance. Thank God I don't live in those countries whereShariahLaw is in practice.

    • You are a lucky person. The reason I also donot want to live in Pakistan is because of these types guys.

    • Dear Islamic law is that when a women can travelled through desert while she have jewelry and money with her and feels 100per cent safety . That was the golden time of hazrat umar farooq (r.a)

  7. Mullahs and Muftis believed that stopping honor killing and domestic violence is against Sharia. Mullahs and Muftis, thinks honor killings and domestic violence must be go.

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