Malay Women's body says Islamic raids contravene Quranic injunctions

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Petaling Jaya, May 2 (ANI) : Sisters in Islam (SIS), a Malaysian women's rights organization has criticized the country's religious police for conducting khalwat raids.

The crticism, of the religious police follows the death of a 21-year-old college student who was trying to escape them.

The SIS firmly believe these raids should not be carried out in a way that undermines human dignity. They cite the Quran to support their case.

"The practice of barging into people's houses, and bedrooms in particular, clearly violates an individual's right to privacy and human dignity protected by the Quran," its legal affairs officer Ratna Osman told The Star.

She added that the khalwat raids violated several Islamic precepts.

Malaysian Council For Child Welfare Honorary Secretary Ismail Majid also said the khalwat raids should be carried out as per guidelines spelt out by the state religious authorities.

"Standard operating procedures should be followed. Otherwise, their methods may be questioned if something untoward happens," he told the paper. (ANI)

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