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Pakistanis hit back at clerics who said men can beat wives

world Updated: May 28, 2016 07:10 IST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani media and activists poured scorn on Friday on a suggestion from an Islamic religious body that men should be allowed to “lightly beat” their wives, made in their draft of a women’s protection bill. The proposal was met with a wave of mockery in the media and online. The country’s biggest and most influential newspaper, the English-language daily Dawn, published an article with a list of things people could beat other than their wives — including eggs, the bottom of ketchup bottles, and the Michael Jackson song “Beat It”.

First Published: May 28, 2016 07:10 IST