ISLAMABAD: Clerics at Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan have demanded a ‘review’ of the Domestic Violence Bill from the government, so that a consensus can be achieved on the law before it is presented to the parliament.
According to a statement from the seminary’s clerics, certain controversial clauses of the bill might destroy the family structure of the Muslim community.
“We cannot let the government legalise anti-Islamic values in the name of the so-called women emancipation,” asserted Qari Hanif Jalandhry, Nazim-e-Aala of the Islamabad chapter of Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia.
The statement from the seminary comes at a time when Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has already asked the government not to pursue the current form of the legislation.
According to the JUI-F, it promotes the infusion of ‘Western cultural values’ in Pakistani society.
“The government is bent on ruining Islamic values and traditions by introducing such laws. 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.”
“We will not tolerate anyone undermining values of Sufism,” the statement adds.