Steeped in ‘Old-Man Privilege’ and a blatant disregard for human rights, the Council of Islamic Ideology believed it just may be time for introducing a draft for a bill to protect women.
They proposed a ‘model’ women’s protection bill, after having claimed Punjab’s Protection of Women Against Violence Bill to be ‘un-Islamic’.
Their ‘model’ bill seems to be doing the complete opposite.
— Burhan Ayyub (@burhanayyub) May 26, 2016
While the CII has never been one to veer from tradition, even this seems to be excessive.
The 163-point bill also includes key points on; the prohibition of interaction between na-mehrams and female nurses treating male patients alongside women’s rights over their own bodies.
Naturally, Twitter loved the bill.
— Dilawar Asghar (@dasghar) May 27, 2016
— Sidrah Moiz Khan ☆ (@seedwah) May 27, 2016
‘Women: An Owner’s Manual’
by Maulana Sheerani
– 2016 #CII Press
— Sir Chasm (@deranged_trader) May 26, 2016
Some even came up with their own inspiring drafts!
— Mehlab Jameel (@mehlabjameel) May 26, 2016
Due credit to the ingenious Hadiqa Khan!
Some haters used old CII’s way of following Islam, and tried misinterpreting the bill to suit their means…
hello #CII, to remain in step with progress, please change ‘light beating’ to ‘erotic spanking’. sincerely, Marquis de Sade.
— EH (@ejazhaider) May 26, 2016
But, we jest. The sheer idiocy of the draft is incomparable.
Damned #CII Its given me a fever again! Their fatwas should come with a health warning
— Haroun Rashid (@HarounRashid2) May 26, 2016
Congratulations, Pakistan becomes the first country to legalize spanking
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) May 27, 2016
And for most, fighting with humor is difficult – especially when so much is on the line.
According to PK’s Council of Islamic Ideology he can also beat her if she “turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse”
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) May 27, 2016
Light beatings for women but no severe beatings for men over infidelity, drugs, gambling, etc. Any comments #CouncilOfIslamicIdeology?
— Pitafi (@realpitafi) May 27, 2016
Isn’t sexism institutionalized enough at individual and societal level that CII wants to further reinforce it?#CouncilOfIslamicIdeology(CII)
— Tasleem Mazhar (@TasleemM) May 26, 2016
— Yasser Latif Hamdani (@theRealYLH) May 27, 2016
To be deliberated on Thursday and Friday, the copies of the bill have been sent as the Council of Islamic Ideology’s recommendations to the provincial assemblies.
As our civil duty, it is important to speak for our own rights, and educate ourselves and others on what is just, and all should continue to do so, till it is clear this draft is well and gone.
— Rahbzu (@iRahbzu) May 26, 2016