Thursday, August 11, 2022

CII proposes ‘light beating’ for wives defying husbands


The council has proposed that a husband should be allowed to ‘lightly’ beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires.

The CII-porposed bill was drafted after the the body rejected Punjab’s Protection of Women against Violence Act (PPWA) 2015 terming it un-Islamic. The CII will now forward its proposed bill to the Punjab Assembly.

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The 163-page bill also proposes other different bans on women as well. However, the 20-member CII is a constitutional body which gives recommendations to parliament regarding Islamic laws. But the legislature is not restricted to abide by CII suggestions.

Under the bill, CII recommends that there should be a ban on co-education after primary education, ban on women from taking part in military combat, ban on welcoming foreign delegations, interacting with males and making recreational visits with ‘Na-Mehram’.

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The bill also says that female nurses should not be allowed to take care of male patients and recommends that women should be banned from working in advertisements.

The bill proposes that anyone who tries to force women to marry with the Holy Quran or facilitate this act should be awarded 10-year imprisonment.


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