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. “Legal Injustices: The Zina Hudood ordinance of Pakistan and its implications for women,” Journal of International Women’s Studies 7, no.

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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.

Hudood Ordinances

Part of Pakistan’s Islamization. Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote. The provisions of Chapter XXIX of the Code shall not apply in respect of punishments awarded under section 5 or section 6 of this Ordinance.

Zina is zina liable to hadd if- a. Provided further that a trial by a Court of Session under this Ordinance shall ordinarily be held at the headquarters of the Tehsil in which the offence is alleged to have been committed. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.

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Whoever is guilty of the abetment of an offence liable to hadd under this Ordinance shall be liable to the punishment provided for such offence as tazir. December 18, News Release. For example, a person charged under the Hudood Ordinances will now be able to post bail. December 22, News Release. BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing Further Zina offenses are or as of were [13].

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Archived from the original on 29 November The Bill remains controversial amongst many liberals and moderates in Pakistan who argue it does not go far enough as stoning to death is still theoretically on a punishment, though not implemented by the courts, the liberals argue it should be removed entirely. 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.

Hudood Ordinances – Wikipedia

Presiding Officer of Court to be Muslim. One non-classical feature is that Hadd punishments can only be carried out after an appeal to the Federal Shariat Court has failed.

The Bill removes the right of police to detain people suspected of having sex outside of marriage, instead requiring a formal accusation in court. 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.

In the case mentioned in sub-section 2the Court may award tazir on the basis of the evidence on record. The most controversial of the four ordinances, [5] it has several distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each:.

Kidnapping, abducitng or inducing women to compel for marriage etc. It replaced parts of the British-era Pakistan Penal Codeadding new hudoodd offences of adultery and fornicationand new punishments of whippingamputationand stoning to death.

In ordinznce, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, fornication non-marital sex became illegal. Dear reader, online ads enable ordinajce to deliver the journalism you value.

When zina-bil-jabr liable to tazir is committed by two or more persons in furtherance of common intention of all each of such persons shall be punished with death. Zafran Bibi, who is about 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell. Views Read Edit View history. Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition.


It is necessary to delete this definition [of a valid marriage] to shut this door.

Hudood Laws

Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to unnatural lust. Worse, in actual practice, the vast majority of accused women were found guilty by the trial court only to be acquitted on appeal to the Federal Shariat Court.

The husband then claims that sans the confirmation of divorce by the local lrdinance the marriage is not over and launches a zina prosecution. 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 inthe Special Committee to Review the Hudood Ordinances,Commission of Inquiry for Women.

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ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Whoever commits zina liable to tazir shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with whipping numbering thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine. 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].

By then they had spent many years in jail, were ostracized by their families, and had become social outcasts. Short title, extent and commencement 1. After a while the family arranges another match and she gets married.