May 292013

ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has said that DNA as primary evidence is not acceptable in rape cases, however, the council added that it could only be used as secondary evidence.

A meeting of CII headed by Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani was held here on Wednesday. The council said that DNA test is not acceptable but it could be considered as supporting evidence in rape cases.

The CII said that Islam sets procedures to determine crime cases of rape.

The council said that the existing Blasphemy Law should not be amended, saying that all the Prophets are equally respectable.

It declared that human cloning is prohibited.

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