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ordinances (collectively referred to as the ‘Hudood [ Hud?d ]. Ordinances’) which were Also, new laws were introduced through the vehicle of the ordinances. THE HUDOOD LAWS 65 basic needs. This changed the following year, however, as Pakistan’s military dictator, President General Zia-ul-Haq, introduced the. (New York) – The Pakistani government’s proposed amendments to the Hudood Ordinances are grossly inadequate and fall far short of the.

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By then they had spent many years in jail, were ostracized by their families, and had become social outcasts. Under haddeyewitnesses evidence of the act of penetration by “at least four Muslim adult male witnesses”, about whom “the court is satisfied”, that “they are truthful persons and abstain from major sins kabair ” tazkiyah al-shuhood.

As an example, a rape crime has to be proved by four eyewitnesses. Retrieved 19 November Nobody seems to have any guts to tinker with this ordinance. However, General Ziaul Haq who took over in after a military coup reversed the clock. Skip to main content. Hudood York – The Pakistani government must honor its pledge to amend the controversial Hudood Ordinances by removing some of its most discriminatory and dangerous provisions, Human Rights Watch said today.

July 7, News Release.

Hudood Ordinances – Wikipedia

December 18, News Release. Most Shared December 14, Dispatches. It was restored in stages between November and Marchand although it contains provisions guaranteeing equality before law and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex alone, the Hudood Ordinances have been permitted to co-exist.

It described the offence of false accusation of Zina fornication and adultery either written, verbal or “by visible representations”, with intent to cause harm, and without producing four witnesses in support of the accusation before the Court, or who “according to the finding of the Court”, a witness has given false evidence of the commission of zina or rape, or when a complainant has made a false accusation of rape; [18].


ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Please give now to support our work. March 2, Commentary. Further, Pakistan should raise public awareness about the laws and better train police to deal with victims of sexual assault, and improve support services hhudood as shelters and burn units for women.

BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely alws more ammunition to those quarters denouncing December 18, Report. Join our movement today.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

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 hudoox hudood, that mandates punishments. A woman alleging rape was required to provide four adult male eyewitnesses of good standing tazkiyah-al-shuhood to “the act of penetration”. Bythere were Now arises the question why is there so much insistence on abolishing the shari’a punishment for Zina bil Jabr?

Don’t mix sin with crime”.

Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth Some of these countries have since repealed the law of stoning. In addition, a women’s evidence is half of a man. Such cases have been less frequent in recent years, although the risk remains. Hudoood reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Because of this stringent standard, no accused has ever been found guilty and stoned to death in Pakistan, [14] [15] and punishments have been awarded only under the Tazir provision of the Hudood Ordinance.


Pakistan: Reform Hudood Laws Now

December 18, News Hudodo. The evidence of guilt was there for all to see: To know our policy or to deny the consent for cookies use click here. Rapes are committed in seclusion and four witnesses are difficult to find.


If you continue the navigation through accessing each element below or you close this banner you agree to the use of cookies. For example, a person charged under the Hudood Ordinances will now be able to post bail.

After a while the family arranges another match and she gets married. The Pakistani Constitution was re-instated insubject to substantial amendments, by Zia ul-Haq, only to be suspended again by the military government in October This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Inthen President Pervez Musharraf again proposed reform of the ordinance.

The system provided for two kinds of offences — hadd and tazir — with different punishments to go with them. The husband then claims that sans the confirmation of divorce by the local authorities the marriage is not over and launches a zina prosecution. The Act has now hudoid zina bil jabbar from the Zina Hudood Ordinance [17] and inserted sections and for Rape and Punishment respectively in lwas Pakistan Penal Code to replace it.

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 ,aws United Arab Emirates.

Because the promulgation of the Zina Ordinance entailed the abolition of Pakistan’s statutory rape law, girls as young as twelve have been prosecuted for having extra-marital intercourse under circumstances that would previously have mandated statutory rape charges against their assailant.

Flogging may be postponed if the offender is gudood, pregnant, or if the weather is too cold, etc. Unfortunately, Zia was assassinated inbut the Hudood ordinance still remains and has not been repealed.