25/03/2015 3:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Permission From Earlier Wives Not Needed For Further Marriages, Says Pak Islamic Ideologue

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An Indian Muslim bride looks on during a mass wedding ceremony at the ancient Sarkhej Roza mosque and tomb complex in Ahmedabad on March 21, 2015. Some 112 Muslim couples joined the event organised by the Husaini Waqaf Committee. Mass weddings are often welcomed in India for reducing the pressure on parents on organizing and paying for the wedding, with participating couples given basic household items and some jewellery while free food is provided for the couples and their limited invited guests, with the help of generous donors. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Karachi — The chairman of Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherhas said that men need not take permission from first wife for another marriage.

According to Dawn News, Sherani said that people, in the name of women's rights, were creating anarchy and discontent.

He said that men can have up to four wives at a time, as per Islamic principles.

Sherani accused NGOs and some organizations, working towards human rights, of spreading unrest in the society by distorting facts.