ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has called for the establishment of special courts to ensure swift justice in response to the desecration of copies of the Holy Quran and the attacks on Christian families in Sargodha. This recommendation was made during the CII’s 237th meeting, presided over by the Council’s Chairman, Dr. Muhammad Raghib Hussain Naeemi.

At the meeting, the CII condemned the acts of desecration and violence that occurred on May 25 in Sargodha. The Council stressed the importance of exemplary punishment for those involved in both incidents to prevent future occurrences. The CII reiterated its previous recommendation for the creation of special courts specifically tasked with prosecuting individuals who commit such heinous crimes. The Council emphasized that these courts should operate continuously, holding day and night trials to expedite the judicial process. This measure is aimed at ensuring that instigators and planners of these crimes are swiftly brought to justice.

The meeting also highlighted the need to raise public awareness about the importance of adhering to the law. The CII urged citizens not to take the law into their own hands, as doing so contradicts the teachings of the Holy Quran, Sunnah, and the Constitution. The Council called for immediate state action against those who engage in vigilantism.
During the session, the CII also addressed a question from the Supreme Court regarding the pardon of a convicted criminal. Additionally, the Council considered queries from the Lahore High Court concerning the financial responsibilities for a divorced daughter.

The Council’s recommendations underscore the urgency of addressing religiously motivated violence and ensuring justice through an expedited legal process. The CII’s stance aims to uphold the principles of justice and prevent future incidents of violence and desecration.