Shocking advice from Pakistani Islamic group

A Pakistani religious leader has said that a husband is allowed to beat his wife lightly.

“If a woman does not fulfil her responsibilities in marriage first you advise her, if that doesn’t work, then you consult her relatives. If that doesn’t work then you desert her in bed. If all of this doesn’t work, then light beating is allowed.” The definition of marital responsibilities if she refuses to dress up for her husband; turns down demands of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take a bath after intercourse or menstrual periods.

When asked to be precise at what light beating means he said it was with a handkerchief or hat, but not on her face.

Shocking!

The reason the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) in Pakistan came up with this shocking idea is because the Pakistan government just passed a law to allow women legal protection from domestic, psychological and sexual violence. Large amounts of the Pakistan population are now in uproar of the idea that women need a light beating to get them back into line. Social media has been using the hashtag trybeatingtmelightly:

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Afghanistan – Pakistan Earthquake leaves hundred dead

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan on Monday, with most casualties being in neighbouring Pakistan. Most people think the death toll will rise as the epicentre was in the mountains and very remote, so communication to the area to find out what’s happening is poor.

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The map above shows where the earthquake happened. When an earthquake is above 7 on the Richter scale it means it is Major:

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The earthquake was deep underground so the results weren’t as terrible as one which is closer to the surface (shallow). The BBC reported on numerous landslides which were triggered by the earthquake.