Tuesday, 8 March 2016

PROTECTING WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE

Courtesy:-  Malik M Ashraf

Punjab Assembly has unanimously passed a legislation known as The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016 which aims at discouraging and preventing domestic violence against women and to provide the affected women a legal avenue to get their grievanced addressed. The Islamic Ideology Council has already declared un-Islamic and it has also been challenged in The Shariat court. Maulana Fazlur Rahman also holds the same views and has announced to launch a campaign to protect the rights of men. Consequently an intense debate is raging in the media on the subject.