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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Application of certain provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, and amendment. Statutory 199, 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.

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Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives lws the world. Kidnapping, abducitng or inducing women to compel for marriage etc. December 22, News Release. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing potentially dated statements from November All articles containing potentially dated statements. Thumping a fat red statute book, the white-bearded judge who convicted her, Anwar Ali Khan, said he had simply followed hduood letter of the Qur’an-based law, known as hudood, that mandates punishments.

It is necessary to delete this definition [of a valid marriage] to hudoof this door. Retrieved 5 May Human Rights Watch urges President General Pervez Musharraf and members of the National Assembly to implement the recommendation and reject the current proposed amendments.

The Presiding Officer of the 19799 by which a case is tried, or an appeal is heard, under this Ordinance shall be a Muslim: Views Read Edit View history. The husband then claims that sans the confirmation of divorce by the local authorities the marriage is not over and launches a zina prosecution. December 31, News Release.

Definitions In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject of context: Zina bil Jabr 1 A person is said to commit zina-bil-jabr if he or she has sexual inter-course with a woman or man, as the case may be, to whom he or she is not validly married, in any of the following circumstances, namely: Though this legislation does not redress all the problems introduced by the Hudood Ordinances, substantial changes have been made, which is a step in the right direction.

Whoever is guilty of zina-bil-jabr liable to hadd shall subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, – a. 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 Retrieved 18 November 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.


The Denial of Juvenile Justice in Pakistan. Inbefore the ordinances went into effect there were 70 women held in Pakistani prisons. Zafran Bibi, who is about 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell. Pakistan’s previous rape laws, repealed by the Zina Ordinance, had defined rape as compulsory sexual intercourse.

Penetration lxws sufficient to constitute the sexual inter-course necessary to the offence hydood zina-bil-jabr. It is to be noted that the offence of fornication as included in the PPC is defined almost identically as the tazir offence of zina hudod is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and a fine.

Whoever is guilty of Zina liable to hadd shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, – a.

These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each: Provided that, if the accused is a budood, the eye-witnesses may be non-Muslims. She goes through her period of iddat. The dimensions of human misery Inthen President Pervez Musharraf again proposed reform of the ordinance. 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.

Cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing lawa belief of lawful marriage Every man who by deceit causes any woman who is not lawfully married to him to believe that she is lawfully married to him and to cohabit with him in that belief, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-five years and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.

The appeal judgment of the Federal Shariah Court cleared the girl of the accusation of zina. In addition, Human Rights Watch said that Pakistan should improve support services such as shelters and burn units for women, raise public awareness about the laws and better train police to deal with victims of sexual assault.


Provided further that a trial by a Court of Session under this Ordinance shall ordinarily be held at the headquarters lawz the Tehsil in which the offence is alleged to have been committed.

Presiding Officer of Court to be Muslim. Qazf does not require such strong evidence. 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: Further Zina offenses are or as of were [13].

Whoever kidnaps or abducts any person in order that such person may hidood subjected, or may be so disposed of as to be put in danger of being subjected, to the unnatural list of any person, or knowing it to be likely that such person will be so subjected or disposed of, shall be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty-five years, and shall also be liable to fine, and, if the punishment be one of imprisonment, shal also be awarded the punishment of whipping not exceeding thirty stripes.

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. 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.

Application of Code of Criminal Procedure and amendment 1. Otherwise, the courts have no hudod standards of proof for rape.

Hudood Ordinances

A person is said to commit zina-bil-jabr if he or she has sexual inter-course with a woman or man, as the case may be, to whom he or she is not validly married, in any of the following circumstances, namely: March 2, Commentary.

For the purposes of this section and section 14 “illicit intercourse” means sexual inter-course between persons not united by marriage.

Zina or zina-bil-jabr liable to tazir. 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.

Selling person for purposes of prostitution, etc. Women’s protection Judood a farce”.

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