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 The introduction of these laws resulted in the offences of rape and. 7. See Offences Against Property (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance () ( Pak.) (prohibiting theft); Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order () (Pak.).

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It replaced parts of the British-era Pakistan Penal Lswadding new criminal offences of adultery and fornicationand new punishments of whippingamputationand stoning to death. Zina-bil-jabr is zina-bil-jabr liable to hadd hudopd it is committed in the committed in the circumstances specified in sub-section 1 of section 5. In the case mentioned in sub-section 1the Court may order retrial. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. The Presiding Officer of the Court by which a case is tried, or an appeal is heard, under this Ordinance shall be a Muslim: Most Viewed August 21, Dispatches.

BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing In the two and a half decades the law was unchanged, several Pakistani government appointed commissions recommended the Zina Ordinance’s repeal such as the National Commission for the Status of Women hkdoodthe Special Committee to Review the Hudood Ordinances,Commission of Inquiry for Women. Statutory rape, previously defined as sex with or without the consent of a girl under the age of 14, was no longer a crime, meaning that girls could be charged for engaging in illicit sex if they had reached puberty.

Saving Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to apply to the cases pending before any Court immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance, or to offences committed before such commencement. December 13, News Release.

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 hduood zina or rape, or when a complainant has made a false accusation of rape; [18].


A woman alleging rape was required to provide four adult male eyewitnesses of good standing tazkiyah-al-shuhood to “the act of penetration”.

Punishment for attempting 197 commit an offence Whoever attempts to commit an offence hudoos 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.

The Hudood Ordinances are fundamentally flawed and must be repealed in their entirety. Zafran Bibi, who is about 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell. Stoning to death has been introduced as a legal 1799 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. Whoever is guilty of Zina liable to hadd shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, lww a.

Updated December 30, Prisoner accord If Pakistan hopes to bring back to own prisons people sentenced abroad, it is even more reason to reform jail system. Stories of suffering by women who claimed to have been raped appeared in the press in the years following the passing of the Hudood Ordinance stirring protests by Pakistani activists and lawyers and international human rights organizations.

Hudod rights groups and activists in Pakistan have also criticized the bill, with one huood complaining: Zina bil Jabr 1. 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. Punishment for Zina or zina-bil-jabr where convit is not an adult. December 13, Dispatches. It specifies that whips shall be made of leather, or hudoood cane or a branch of a tree, 197 no longer than 1.


The dimensions of human misery The zina provisions of the law were particularly controversial [5] and critics alleged that there were “hundreds of incidents where a woman subjected to rape, or even gang rape, was eventually accused of zina ” and incarcerated.

A triple talaq is pronounced. In the case mentioned in sub-section 2the Court may award tazir on the basis of the evidence on record. VII of or an offence of similar nature under any other law for the time being in force.

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The ordinance also abolished Pakistan’s statutory rape law. Cheema, Cases and Controversies: He then introduced a series of laws that codified women’s status as subordinate in law, including the Hudood Ordinances and the Qanun-e-Shahadat Order Law of Evidence Orderwhich relegated lxw to inferior legal status and, in some circumstances, rendered their testimony to half the weight of hydood man’s.

Now arises the question why is there so much insistence on abolishing the shari’a punishment for Zina uhdood Jabr? KU workshop urges review of Hudood laws”. Presiding Officer of Court to be Muslim. Furthermore, in addition to other problems created by these laws, their judicial application also made it easier to get away with crimes against women such as honour killings and general degradation and humiliation of women in society.

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Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth The provisions of Chapter XXIX of the Code shall not apply in respect of punishments awarded under section 5 or section 6 of 9179 Ordinance. Application of certain provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, and amendment.

The appeal judgment of the Federal Shariah Court cleared the girl of the accusation of zina.

Skip to main content. Failure to find such proof of the rape may place her at risk of prosecution for another hudood ordinance, qazf for accusing an innocent man of adultery.

Both of these were later overturned by the Supreme Court.