Bill aimed to ban child marriages shot down in Pakistan as ‘anti-Islamic’/blasphemous
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15-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Bill aimed to ban child marriages shot down in Pakistan as ‘anti-Islamic’/blasphemous
WTF?

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Another move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has fallen at the first hurdle. The bill to prohibit underage marriages has been withdrawn after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declared it un-Islamic.

The ruling party lawmaker, who moved the bill, withdrew her proposal on Thursday following staunch resistance from the council, which advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is Sharia-compliant.

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony rejected the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 after the CII dubbed it ‘anti-Islamic’ and ‘blasphemous’.

The committee meeting, which was presided over by its Chairman Hafiz Abdul Karim, unanimously rejected the bill on ‘purely religious grounds’. Afterwards, PML-N’s Marvi Memon also withdrew her proposal.

The proposed legislation had recommended harsher punishments for those entering conjugal contracts with minors.

Last week, lawmakers in the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly had also blocked a bill seeking ban on child marriages over similar concerns.

The CII has already ruled the minimum age stipulated for marriage in the Child Marriages Restriction Act of 1929 does not comply with Islamic laws.

In May 2014, amid severe criticism from various quarters, the council had endorsed its earlier ruling that girls as young as nine years old were eligible to be married “if the signs of puberty are visible”.

About two years ago, CII Chairman Mohammad Khan Sheerani told the National Assembly that the council had given its recommendations over the suggested law and this should not have been discussed anymore.

He made these comments after Marvi had introduced the bill seeking amendments in the marriage act. The bill was then backed by MNAs Asiya Naz Tanoli, Muhammad Pervaiz Malik and Shaista Pervaiz.

Sheerani had opposed the proposed amendments, saying they were contrary to Islamic teachings and laws.

“Parliament cannot create legislation that is against the teachings of the Holy Quran or Sunnah,” he had said while backing his arguments with relevant laws and a few references from the Holy Quran and Hadith.

According to Islamic laws, marriage can be solemnised when a girl attains puberty, Sheerani claimed. Under the Constitution, the CII chairman is the final authority in the council with the choice to overrule the voice of all members. While the CII’s decisions are not binding on parliament, they are treated as the guiding principles to frame laws.
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15-01-2016, 05:46 PM
RE: Bill aimed to ban child marriages shot down in Pakistan as ‘anti-Islamic’/blasphemous
Theocracies really suck. And we're still not allowed to criticize Islam cause that's Islamaphobic.

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15-01-2016, 10:33 PM
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(15-01-2016 05:46 PM)Imathinker Wrote:  Theocracies really suck. And we're still not allowed to criticize Islam cause that's Islamaphobic.

All theocracies suck, but the Islamic ones are what we currently have to deal with.

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15-01-2016, 10:52 PM
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I debated on even reading this as the subject matter tends to make me sick at the thought of children being sold into marital slavery. I wish there was a organization that kind of oversaw all the nations and had some sort of influence over matters of human rights. Wish we had something like that to deal with issues like this. Something effective. Something real. Sad

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15-01-2016, 11:01 PM
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Of course it's anti-Islamic, because Muhammad was a pedophile... Dodgy

Jesus was a faith healer, guess that makes health insurance and modern medicine anti-Christian...

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16-01-2016, 02:47 AM
RE: Bill aimed to ban child marriages shot down in Pakistan as ‘anti-Islamic’/blasphemous
Pakistan isn't exactly secular from what little I know about it so such thing does not surprise me. One also should remember Muhammad - if prophet married children it can't be wrong; in such light proposed law indeed would be anti-Islamic.

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16-01-2016, 02:08 PM
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(15-01-2016 11:01 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Of course it's anti-Islamic, because Muhammad was a pedophile... Dodgy

Jesus was a faith healer, guess that makes health insurance and modern medicine anti-Christian...

Well if the Christian-Science folks had power, I'm sure they would rule so.

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