Islamabad: At least 40 clerics of Barelvi school of thought in Pakistan have issued a fatwa (religious decree) against honour killing, declaring it 'un-Islamic and unpardonable sin'.
The clerics under the banner of Sunni Itehad Council (SIC) told a news conference in
It condemned recent honour killings in
The fatwa urged the government to implement proper legislation to curb such crimes, and declare heinous acts such as burning or killing of woman as an unpardonable crime as it is an Islamic government's responsibility to protect women rights.
At least 1,100 women were killed in the name of honour in