7 May Pakistan’s notorious Hudood Ordinances were promulgated in by the military regime of General Ziaul Haq. The most controversial of. Coupled with the introduction of the Hudood Ordinances, the. Zia regime also introduced judicial reforms which restructured. Pakistan’s higher judiciary. An entire body of law has been enacted – largely during the regime of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq – that seeks to establish what is perceived by the.

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It is necessary to delete this definition [of a valid marriage] to shut this door. Statutory rape, previously defined as sex with or without the consent of a girl under the age of 14, was no longer a otdinance, meaning that girls could be charged for engaging in illicit sex if they had reached puberty.

Maybe I should say Supreme Court judges are not more than qualified than common man on ordinxnce constitition or an historian is no more qualified than a common in history subject. For robbery liable to haddthe right hand of the offender and his left foot should be amputated by a surgeon. Pakistan’s immediate balance of payments crisis ordinanec over: The Bill removes the right of police to detain people suspected of having sex outside of marriage, instead requiring a formal accusation in court.

Hudood Ordinances

KU workshop urges review of Hudood laws”. He also said that the presence of a man is necessary to bear the brunt of the confrontation in court. Women Action Forum reminisces about their struggle, terms current era ‘scarier, as people get radicalised’.


The amount of ignorance in the people posting here is amazing. That is extremely unethical no matter what system of ethics you follow.

So in the legal sense my work experience and qualifications make me subordinate to even the chaprasi in the office -just because I am a woman. KU workshop urges review of Hudood laws”. One non-classical feature is that Hadd punishments can only be carried out after an appeal to the Federal Shariat Court has failed. And all this comes from a person educated in the best international universities…I am thankful that when Raja Rammohan Roy was first exposed to western education, he fought Sati — he did not try to intellectualise it and find some weird justification for the abhorrent practice.

The presentation was on gender equality, inheritance, testimony, and lastly hudood.

Hudood Laws

November 5, Report. Both it and adultery became non-compoundable, non-bailable, and punishable at maximum by death.

Then he continued to say that there were a lot of problems in the implementation of these laws and they were misused to accuse innocent women. It was only the area of financial disputes that Islam prefers that women not have to be summoned to court to testify. Retrieved 5 May Because I am a woman I had to get a man any one of my subordinates to sign after me husood a witness. Comic Wisdom – by Sabir Nazar October The amendments change the punishment for someone convicted of having consensual sex outside marriage to imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of Rs 10, EngvarB from July Use dmy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Centre and state institutions need to go beyond boilerplate statements and demonstrate their resolve to enforce the law.


Archived from the original on 29 November Hudoov a result, courts sometimes view a woman’s allegations of rape as an admission of illegal sex, making sexual assault victims susceptible to prosecution themselves.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short | Human Rights Watch

Views Read Edit View history. Zafran Bibi, who is about 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell. Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I was at this event and the article represents a very poor summary of the presentation.

The Hudood Ordinances Urdu: 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.

Pir rapes mother of two to drive out evil djinns Shah drugged the family, saying he was performing an exorcism. Get updates on human rights issues from around the globe.

This page was last edited on 7 Marchat Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. According to the law both man and woman can be stoned whoever is married.