Amendment of religious laws likely

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday stressed the need for amending the existing religious laws to establish the rights of women as well as real religious rules.

He said that religious laws have been sometimes denying the religious rules in many ways. In real sense, many laws could not support the holy Quran and Islami sharia,”

As per advises and recommendations from the religious leaders, the new laws could be announced to eliminate discrimination against women, said the minister.

“Society, religions, and laws aim the welfare of people. Half the society’s population is women. I never think the people will oppose the announcement of new laws for their welfare.”

Shafique Ahmed said the government will consider all logical recommendations to reduce violence against women.

He said if the women can attain economic self-sufficiency through proper education, the violence against women would be reduced a great deal.

The law minister was addressing a workshop titled “Implementation of ‘CEDAW’ for reducing violence against women (ICRVAW) project.”

Legislative and parliamentary affairs division of the ministry and the UN Women jointly organised it at Cirdap auditorium in the city yesterday.

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