ISLAMABAD: Members of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) said Wednesday that a new law in Punjab that provides protection to women against domestic abuse is contrary to the teachings of Islam.
The Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015, passed earlier by the Punajb assembly and signed into law on Monday, declares physical violence, abusive language, stalking, cyber crimes, etc, against women a crime in the province.
A meeting of the CII was chaired by chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani here today where the Women Protection Bill was discussed.
“The bill is contrary to Constitution of Pakistan. Such laws cannot be made because they contradict the teachings of Islam,” sources quoted the council members as saying.
The Council of Islamic Ideology is a constitutional body that advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam. Rulings and observations of the CII are not binding on the parliament or the government.