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Deoband issues fatwa against female foeticide

nation Updated: Jun 09, 2016 07:21 IST
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LUCKNOW: Darul Uloom of Deoband, the largest seminary in the country, has issued a fatwa (edict) against female foeticide, calling the act unlawful and against Islam.

Darul Ifta, the department which issues edicts, made its stand clear on what Islam/Quran/Hadith had to say about sex-selective abortions.

Its response came in light of media reports on skewed sex ratio among Muslims as the number of girls up to six years old per 1,000 boys in the same age group among Indian Muslims slipped from 950 in 2001 to 943 in 2011. “Islam orders us to treat our daughters well,” the department said.