PAKISTANI MUSLIMS fight for the right to kill their daughters and wives…
Groups of devout Muslims across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse, maim, and kill their wives and daughters for misbehavior. The country has finally taken a civilized step forward on gender equality, but some men still believe the mistreatment of women is their divine, Allah-given right.
Before the law was officially enacted on March 1, diehard extremists attempted to block the legislation, saying it would “destroy the family system in Pakistan” and “add to the miseries of women.”
The bill was passed unanimously by the Punjab Assembly, and opponents have since warned of ongoing protests if it is not repealed.
The Protection of Women Against Violence Bill criminalizes any and every form of abuse by men against women, whether it be domestic, emotional, psychological or done through stalking and cybercrime.
It provides for a network of shelters or safe houses where women who have fled violence can seek counseling and financial and medical aid. It also conceives a universal, toll-free, 24/7 telephone
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