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We live in an era of self-proclaimed righteous Muslims who do tend to loosely use the label ‘blasphemous,’ without realizing its implications, for those who do not fit in their self-defined boundaries of Islam. They say one should be careful addressing religious issues because you never know when a “mullah” might strike you (pun intended, YAS!). My comments are very much capable of offending the constitutional body, hence punishable under the Penal Code of Pakistan, but that is not going to stop me from penning down the contempt I have for the baseless bill issued by CII; precisely because this is the ONLY option I have as an ‘ordinary’ citizen.
Presenting you salient features of women protection bill proposed by the Council of Islamic Ideology:
1-The husband is allowed to ‘lightly’ beat wife:
Our men are very much capable of beating their wives and they do that with arrogant disdain; there was no need to legalize it. HUH!
OR this maybe ?
Lightly Beating 😀
No dancing, singing and arts for women:
Really? I do not know the thought process that leads to this absurd clause, but as per my understanding this would tone down the ‘provocation’ that women are guilty of (totally and absolutely) but CII could have done with addressing public flashing of penises at women who are burqa clad and are neither singing nor dancing.
Abortion = murder after 120 days of pregnancy:
What about the murders that take place on the streets in daylight? Shouldn’t that be discussed, or it is not important because men can get away with anything and everything?
A female nurse cannot attend male patient:
Remind me of this clause when your men are dying and no male nurses are available.
- Women will not be included in reception of foreign dignitaries:
Foreign dignitaries are not as desperate as our men. Trust me on this.
6-Women officials will not be allowed to go with namehram officers on foreign tours:
Someone needs to explain this to me, please. My brain stopped working after reading this.
7-You can wear hijab. However, men and women cannot openly interact with each other:
The word interact means to communicate (I confirmed with the Cambridge English Dictionary). Okay, let’s implement this clause, but this is going to lower the educational standards because some subjects are solely taught by teachers of the opposite gender. I don’t think Pakistan can afford that; my two cents.
8-Women are not allowed to work in public service messages and advertisements:
Let’s wait for the outrage of our patriarchal society when the billboards would be strewn with men clad in floral prints (hehehe).
And oh, I totally forgot to mention one VERY important clause, “Women will be given all her rights and protected under the Sharia Law” (let’s take a second and talk about hypocrisy, please).
That’s all folks.