Council of ‘Islamic’ or ‘sexist’ Ideology?


Pakistan, just a couple of days past the International Women’s Day, is slapped with the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for having the second lowest ranking in the measure of gender-based biases - failing to provide equal access to women in health, education, economic  welfare and politics.  And on top of this, came our very Council of ‘Islamic’ Ideology and their 'indispensable' role! They overruled the provision in Pakistan’s Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of ‘having a wife’s consent for another marriage’ or ‘marriage of under-eighteen girl being illegal,’ calling the provisions against Sharia.

Thinking of the level of ‘ultimate intellect,’ behind this inference of Maulana Sheerani and his gang of mullahs, is enough to throw your mind in disarray.  What were they thinking of? The higher cause of saving the men species from being endangered by their nagging first wives? Ones who would give an absolute ‘over my (or your) dead body’ reply to the consent papers for a second marriage? Or they just can’t allow women to grow into a wise age to decide for a sane husband over a ‘four-women-man (or mullah)?' Or as if booking rape victims under adultery wasn't enough for these sadist members of Council of ‘Sexist’ Ideology; they needed a fiasco, at an even bigger scale?

I am unable understand, for the life of me, why do their actions and statements remain so passive in the face of killings of innocent people in terrorists attacks, rampant display of intolerance and corruption that are eating away our very existence? Why don’t they do as much proactive campaigning for these serious issues, as they do for their sexist causes?

Whatever their reason for such an outrageous ruling was, it surely has made it clear, that in a time when this country is absolutely plagued by the ghastly extremism, ruining all its functions to the core, what sort of trivial things occupy the minds of our maulvis and the heads of our leading Islamic institutions. 

What a shame!

Bushra
0112 hours
Thursday 13 March 2014

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