CII declares Women Protection Act un-Islamic

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani on Thursday declared Women Protection Act passed by Punjab Assembly as un-Islamic.

CII, that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam, declared the new law that criminalises violence against women as un-Islamic. Sherani said there was no need to legislate for women’s protection when they already had all rights secured under Sharia laws according to the Quran and Sunnah.

CII said it did not want to be party with anybody and was available anytime for guidance.