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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After General Zia ul-Haq came to power in through a military coup in Pakistan, he imposed and suspended all fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution, including the right to be free of discrimination on the basis of sex. Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A lawd body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule.

The system provided for two hudoof of offences — hadd and tazir — with different punishments to go with them. The Act has now deleted zina bil jabbar from the Zina Hudood Ordinance [17] and inserted sections and for Rape and Punishment respectively in the Pakistan Penal Code to replace it.

December 24, Dispatches. The reason for this is an extremely unjust propaganda which certain circles are busily spreading ever since the Hudood ordinance has been implemented. Flogging may be postponed husood the offender is ill, pregnant, or if the weather is too cold, etc.

In addition, Human Rights Watch said that Pakistan should improve support services laas as shelters and burn units for women, raise public awareness about the laws and better train police to deal with victims of sexual assault. The primary distinction between the hadd and tazir offenses is that the hadd offences require a higher standard of proof than is needed in tazir as the Islamic punishments are more severe. Inauguration ceremony laes Mohmand dam postponed.

Human Rights Watch called on Pakistan to decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex and adopt rules of evidence that give equal weight to testimony given by men and women. December 13, Dispatches. March 2, Commentary.


Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. If you continue the navigation through accessing hhdood element below or you close this banner you agree to the use of cookies. Both offences of zina liable to hadd and fornication offences have been made cognisable only by a court, meaning that when a complaint is made of either offence, the police may not arrest the accused unless directed to do so by hudopd court.

The most controversial of these are the two laws pertaining to sexual offences, hudoov. While it was easy to file a case against a woman accusing her of adultery, the Zina Ordinance made it very difficult for a woman to obtain bail pending trial.

Thankfully nobody has been as yet stoned to death, but hundreds of women who reported rape were put in jail.

This is to discourage one step of humiliation of women. Hudoood ordinance is like an anchor around the throats of the Pakistani women. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.

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Pakistan inherited a similar set of laws from the British rulers as India. Join our movement today. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing potentially dated statements from November All articles containing potentially dated statements.

Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Lawd most controversial of the four ordinances, [5] it has several distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each:.

Hudood Ordinances

As a result of these changes, rape was no longer covered by the standard penal code, but by the Offence of Zina Ordinance, a subcategory of the Enforcement of Hudood Ordinance of Further Zina offenses are or as of were [13].

Inbefore the ordinances went into effect there were 70 women held in Pakistani prisons. Get updates on human rights issues from around the globe. There are cases that women who reported rape under the Hudood ordinance were charged with Yudood or adultery.


Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

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

Human Rights Watch called on Pakistan to decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex, and to adopt rules of evidence that give equal weight to testimony given by men and women. July 7, News Release. If anyone says that she was punished because of Qazaf false accusation of rape then Qazaf Ordinance, Clause no.

The crime of adultery is punishable by death. For example, under the Zina Ordinance, zina was liable to a hadd penalty if the accused confessed before the trial court or if there were four adult Muslim male witnesses who met an Islamic test of probity, i.

This is known as the Hudood ordinance. This is a chilling thought. 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].

The Hudood Laws

Kennedy states that “clearly the perception that Zia’s program significantly discriminated against women’s rights is fundamentally flawed”. Some of these countries have since repealed the law of stoning. Her rapist was acquitted. As an example, a rape crime has to be proved by four eyewitnesses.