Pass Domestic Violence Bill

Pass Domestic Violence Bill

0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!
At 5,000 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!

Goher Munir started this petition to Prime Minister Imran Khan and

Pakistan wants Islamic body that said man can ‘lightly beat’ wife to vet domestic abuse bill.

The bill criminalises physical, mental, economic and verbal abuse against women, along with abandonment and divorce threats.

Babar Awan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advisor on parliamentary affairs, has sought a review of the recently tabled domestic violence bill by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). A constitutional body, CII advises the legislature on whether a law conforms to the edicts of Islam.

In a letter to the country’s assembly speaker Asad Qaiser Monday, Awan called for a review of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021 that was moved by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on 19 April.

It was passed by the Lower House on the same day but was defeated in the Senate by one vote in May. The bill has been sent back to the Lower House to review suggested amendments.

Most importantly it is being highlighted that the bill contravenes the Islamic [injunctions] and way of life as enshrined in responsibility of the state in Article 31 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan”.

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has taken controversial stands on anti-domestic violence laws in the past.

In 2016, the body proposed allowing a husband to ‘lightly’ beat up a wife if he deems necessary and declared that mothers must breastfeed kids for two years.

In the same year, the constitutional body had blocked women’s protection bills, which criminalised all forms of violence against women, by Punjab Assembly and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government for being “un-Islamic”.

However, many social media users from Pakistan opposed the review of the domestic violence bill by Council of Islamic Ideology (CII)

That proposal had come under fire by rights activists.

Farzana Bari, human rights activist and academic at Quaid-i-Azam University, had termed the proposed bill unconstitutional.

We People of Pakistan Esp Women demand to Pass Domestic Violence Bill. As in month of July we have seen Brutal murders of Women in Pakistan. Now this bill need to be passed.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!
At 5,000 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!