Offences Against Property (Enforcement of ‘Hudood’) Ordinance, (2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan. (3) It shall come into force on the. Pakistan’s notorious Hudood Ordinances were promulgated in by the military regime of General Ziaul Haq. The most controversial of. Hudood Ordinances refer to the legislation of penal laws in Pakistan entitled “ Enforcement of Hudood Ordinances VI, VII, VIII and IX” on 10 February

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Stoning to death has been introduced as a legal form of punishment for the “adultery of married persons” zina al-mohsena in Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria about one-third of the 36 statesPakistan, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates. The Hudood Law was intended to implement Shari’a law or bring Pakistani law into “conformity with the injunctions of Islam”, by enforcing punishments mentioned in the Quran and sunnah for zina extramarital sex[3] qazf false accusation of zinatheft, and consumption of alcohol.

As a result, courts sometimes view a woman’s allegations of rape as an admission of illegal sex, making sexual lads victims susceptible to prosecution themselves.

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Zina liable to hadd. Rape, now referred to as zina-bil-jabr, was similarly made liable to either the hadd or the tazir penalty depending on the type of proof available. The Presiding Officer of the Court by hjdood a case is tried, or an appeal is heard, under this Ordinance shall be a Muslim: Whoever is guilty of zina-bil-jabr liable to hadd shall subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, – a.

By then they had spent many years in jail, were ostracized by their families, and had become social outcasts. It specifies that whips shall be made of leather, or a cane or a branch of a tree, be no longer than 1. Now arises the question why is there so much insistence on abolishing the shari’a punishment for Zina bil Jabr?

No punishment under sub-section 3 shall be executed until it has been confirmed by the Court to which an appeal from the order of conviction lies; and if the punishment be of whipping until it is comfirmed and executed, the convict shal be dealt with in the same manner as if sentenced to simple imprisonment.

Thumping a fat red statute book, the white-bearded judge who convicted her, Anwar Ali Khan, said he had simply followed the letter of the Qur’an-based law, known as hudood, that mandates punishments. Pakistan’s previous rape laws, repealed by the Zina Ordinance, had defined rape as compulsory sexual intercourse.


The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures. Please give now to support our work. The most controversial of these are the two laws pertaining to sexual offences, i. Provided that, in the case of zina-bil-jabr, if the offender is not under the age of fifteen years, the punishment of whipping shall be awarded with or without any other punishment. Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience.

ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Failure to hueood such proof of the rape may place her at risk of prosecution for another hudood ordinance, qazf for accusing an innocent man of adultery.

Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism lads value. Join our movement today. The provision of sub-section 3 of section or section of the Code shall not apply in respect of the punishment of whipping awarded under this Ordinance. Whoever commits zina liable to tazir shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with whipping numbering thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.

December 31, Economic direction? Retrieved 5 May Otherwise, the courts have no consistent standards of proof for rape.

December 18, News Release. Cheema, Cases and Controversies: One non-classical feature is that Hadd punishments can only be carried out after an appeal to the Federal Shariat Court has failed.

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The reason for this is an extremely unjust propaganda which certain circles are busily spreading ever since the Hudood ordinance has been implemented. After a while the family arranges another match and she gets married. Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed. The laws rendered most sexual assault victims unable to seek redress through the criminal justice system, deeming them guilty of illegal sex rather than victims of unlawful violence or abuse.

In the case mentioned in sub-section 1the Court may order retrial. Application of Code of Criminal Procedure and amendment 1.

Attention to the Ordinance and suggestions for revising it were given by a number of government appointed commissions, yudood televised several weeks-long-televised debate on the subject of “No debate on Hudood Allah Allah’s laws as prescribed in Quran and Sunnah -is the Hudood Ordinance Man’s interpretation of Allah’s law Islamic?

According to Mufti Taqi Usmaniwho was instrumental in the creation of the ordinances:. Stripes shall hudoov be applied to “the head, face, stomach or chest or the delicate parts of the body of the convict,” and should not lacerate the skin of the convict. July 7, News Release. It shall come into force on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, Hijri, that is, the tenth day of February, The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure,hereafter in this section referred to as the Code, shall apply, mutatis mutandis in respect of cases under this Ordinance: It was restored in stages between November and Marchand although it lawa provisions guaranteeing equality before law and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex alone, the Hudood Ordinances have been permitted to co-exist.

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Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each: The Denial of Juvenile Justice in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch called on Pakistan to decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex and adopt rules of evidence that give equal weight to lawss given by men and women.

Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Her rapist was acquitted.

The woman returns to her parental home. Both it and adultery became non-compoundable, non-bailable, and punishable at maximum by death. She goes through her period of iddat. Punishment for attempting to commit an offence Whoever attempts to commit an offence punishable under this Ordinance with imprisonment or whipping, or to cause such an offence to be committed, and in such atttempt does any act towards the commission of the offence, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term provided for that offence, or with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with any two of, or all, the punishments.

Furthermore, in addition to other problems created by these laws, their judicial application 19779 made it easier to get away with crimes against women such as honour killings and general degradation and humiliation of women in society. This is to discourage one step of humiliation of women.

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