Gender equality, a vague and un-Islamic term, says CII

December 17th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec.17 (ANI): The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has declared the term gender equality, used in Section 7(a) of the National Commission for Status of Women Ordinance of 2000, as vague and un-Islamic and called for its repeal.
In its review of laws report for 2008, which is yet to be presented to the government, the Dawn quoted the CII as saying that instead of using ambiguous terms, Islamic principles of equity and justice should be implemented in letter and spirit in gender-related matters.
The council, which had opposed the constitution of the NCSW, further recommended that the commissions recommendations in Section 7(b) of the ordinance should be in consonance with established Islamic laws.
The council declared that the repeated use of term gender equality as an ultimate target by the commission was impractical thinking.
It explained that the concept of gender equality was impracticable because of distinct differences in anatomy and physical and mental capabilities. The CII described the term as absurd and un-Islamic.
The council further stated that the composition of the NCSW was objectionable under Section 3 of the law. It recommended that women members of the commission should have knowledge of Islamic teachings. (ANI)

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