Marching for women’s rights is ‘un-Islamic’ say Pakistan lawmakers

Marching for women’s rights is ‘un-Islamic’ say Pakistan lawmakers March 25, 2019
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PROVINCIAL politicians in northwestern Pakistan are really angry that thousands of women across Pakistan took part in marches to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.

So angry are they that, on Wednesday, lawmakers in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa provincial parliament unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing the marches as:

A shameless and un-Islamic act.

The lawmakers included those from Pakistan’s ruling party of former cricket-star-turned Prime Minister Imran Khan and those from opposition parties, including the left-leaning Pakistan People’s Party now led by the son of ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto.

On International Women’s day, observed every March 8, Pakistani women carried posters demanding women’s rights, attacked Pakistan’s patriarchal society and celebrated being single or divorced.

The posters caused uproar on social media with conservative and right-wing religious leaders condemning them as immoral.

Women’s rights activists have condemned the resolution.

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  • larry parker

    “Marching for women’s rights is ‘un-Islamic’ ” – That might be correct. It is probably un-Christian too.

  • Sau Peih

    There’s nothing that can drag the country into the 14th century.

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    nothing like seeing all those manly men terrified of women refusing to be victimized and ignored.

  • Brian Curtis

    They say that like it’s a bad thing.

  • Raging Bee

    If anyone standing up for their human rights is un-Islamic, then Islam is un-Human.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Marching for Islam’s view of women is inhumane..