Religious Clerics in Pakistan oppose domestic violence laws?

Reports from Pakistan show 1000 women are killed yearly from domestic abuse. And religous clerics are against laws that will further protect women:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/365842/citing-controve...

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    I am not surprised in the slightest.

    However more than that are killed every year in the USA

    In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner. That's an average of three women every day. Of all the women murdered in the U.S., about one-third were killed by an intimate partner.

  • 8 years ago

    @ OOPS - you do realize that the US has about 120million more citizens than Pakistan, right? So, in reality, the murder rate of women per capita is much higher in Pakistan. Also, even Pakistani sources state that the number of reported women being killed is likely much higher due to the fact that honor killings are covered up as suicides very often.

    To the original poster - Well, we haven't actually seen the content of the domestic abuse bill, but if it says that a man is not allowed to hit his wife at all, then it goes against the Qur'an and against Sharia. That would be why the Clerics would oppose it.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    What's your question?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    So? What does the fear of supposed 1000 women being killed yearly from domestic abuse have to do with a Bill that we have no idea of what is written in it?

    Quote:

    “A mother’s lap is the primary institute for educating the child. However, some elements are trying to ruin that beautiful relationship through a legal cover,” Qadoos added.

    According to Qadoos, if the need arises, clerics across Pakistan can hold consultations with religious political parties to streamline clauses of the bill according to the tenets of the holy Quran and Sunnah.

    “That is the only way to accord women their due stature in society,” asserted Qudoos.

    “We have serious reservations over controversial clauses of the bill. Thus, we demand removal of these from the original draft of the legislation,” pointed out Qudoos.

    Unquote.

    Is something in the bill suggesting forced removal of children from their parents?

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  • Noor
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Man, y can't man control themselves? N stop abusing women !! Gosh :/

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    And how many men are killed from domestic abuse?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Paki mullahs dont understand Islam.

  • Zlatan
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    ok, pakistan has a lot of bad men. which country on this face of the earth does not have bad people?

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