LAHORE - The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) in a Fatwa has said that killing of women for honour is un-Islamic.

The Fatwa was announced after SIC meeting held here on yesterday and attended by senior Islamic scholars of the Council.

Strongly condemning the act, the SIC scholars in their Fatwa said that Islam had given the right to mature women to marry a man of their choice and it was not against Islamic norms. They were of the opinion that those who killed their women in the name of honour over love marriage committed a big sin which was against teachings of Islam and Sunnah.