Pakistani women walk through a market in Karor Lal Esam, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Asim Tanveer)
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A powerful Pakistani religious body that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam Thursday declared a new law that criminalizes violence against women to be "un-Islamic".In the past it has ruled that DNA cannot be used as primary evidence in rape cases, and it supported a law that requires women alleging rape to get four male witnesses to testify in court before a case is heard.Fazlur Rehman, the chief of one of Pakistan's largest religious parties, the Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam, said the law was in conflict with both Islam and the constitution of Pakistan.
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