All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board issues consent on Imrana case.
23 Oct 2006
New Delhi: October 22, 2006. All India Muslim Women`s personal Law Board has termed the stand of Mr. Kamal Farouqee of Muslim Personal Law Board on the fate of rape victim Imrana highly deplorable as unjust, unfair, insensitive and brutal. In a press release issued here today Broad`s Founder Secretary General Ms. Parveen Abdi said that Kamal Farougee`s view that since Imrana has been raped by her father in-law now she can no longer live with her husband as his wife is devoid of the principal of natural justice where only the perpetrator of a crime is punished and not the victim. The very fact being established that Imrana was raped by her father in-law determines her status of a victim who needs to be compensated and sympathized with and not condemned and punished for being a victim of a crime. Kamal Farooqee`s view on Imrana is based on ill informed, misconceived and gender biased interpretation of Shariat law where a women victim of a crime is punished. Parveen Abdi wondered why Mr. Farooqee has not suggested the stoning to death of Imrana`s father in â€“law, the punishment for adultery and rape? Imrana needs sympathy and support from civil society for her rehabilitation and restoration to normal life with her husband and five children. Antiquated and savaged
Interpretation of Shariat brings only bad name to Islamic law and poses its regressive and anti-women orientation which in reality is not the case. Shariat is based on justice, gender justice and fairness added Parveen Abdi.