Pakistan

Will wipe out pro-women bill from “people’s court”, says Fazl

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said that they will wipe out the women protection bill from the “people’s court”, ARY News reported.

The JUI-F made the statement as he was talking to media here on Sunday.

He said that the “people’s court” is the most supreme in politics and will wipe out the women’s protection bill.

The women’s protection bill was passed by Punjab Government on 29th February and Governor Rafiq Rajwana had signed the Protection of Women against Violence bill, thereby making it into a law, on 1st March.

The bill, which guarantees women safety against torture and violence in domestic disputes, had been the object of much controversy when it was passed by the Punjab Assembly last month.

As per the bill (which has now become a law) a man can be banished from home for two days if he assaults his wife and would also be required to wear a tracker. The bill also prohibits torture of wives and forbids her from being expunged from the house, in case of a confrontation with her husband.

It should be noted that Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has been openly criticizing the bill.

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