Afghanistan’s Lower House Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Monday said that a special commission needs to be set up to review some articles of the law on elimination of violence against women.
The Speaker added that religious scholars from outside the House can also be a part of the commission and participate in the reviewing of the law.
Over the past few days, the discussion on the law has changed its course and taken a complete political turn.
The lawmakers believe that there is no need to discuss it in the Lower House as it is an endorsed law. On the other hand, some say that if the religious scholars are consulted and their participation is sought in the lawmaking process then it will help in eliminating all the flaws.
“We repeatedly asked administrative board of the Parliament not to include the law on elimination of violence against women in its agenda, unfortunately they included it. The law is valid and no changes should be made in it,” Kabul MP Farkhonda Zahra Naderi said.
“Where should the women facing atrocities go? The shelters are a necessity for such women. Efforts should be made to legalise the law,” Member of Parliament Sima Joinda said.