Women's Protection Bill declared un-Islamic in Pakistan

  • The Women’s Protection Bill passed in the Punjab province of Pakistan has been in controversy for providing legal protection to women from all sorts of violence including domestic, sexual and psychological. A petition has been filed in the Sharia court to strike down the new law. Under the law, providing a toll-free abuse reporting helpline, shelter homes for women and investigating of reports of abuse by district level panels along with mandatory use of GPS bracelets by the offenders has been proposed. Religious leaders and conservative clerics have declared the law in conflict with the Quran, as well as the constitution and demanded repealing of the act.