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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hudiod Zina bil Jabr 1. These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each: Marital rape, too, was no longer considered a crime. However, in practice, these safeguards have not always worked.

Whoever is guilty of zina-bil-jabr liable to hadd shall subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, – a. Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives around the world. The provisions of sectionsectionsection A or section B of the Code shall not apply to the cognizance of an offence punishable under section 15 or section 16 of this Ordinance.

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. The evidence of guilt was there for all to see: 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 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 Such cases have been less frequent in recent years, although the risk remains.


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: The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures.

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.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat He does not argue with statements such as “eight out of every ten women in jail today are those charged with the offence of Zina”. The Denial of Juvenile Justice in Pakistan. The most controversial of the four ordinances, [5] it has several distinct categories of sexual offences hudkod assigned punishments for each:.

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The Offence of Zina (Enforcement Of Hudood) Ordinance,

When a female is sold, let for hire, or otherwise disposed of to a prostitute or to any person who keeps or manages a brothel, the person so disposing of such female shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have disposed of her with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose of prostitution.

Hydoodthere were An Ordinance to bring in conformity with the injunctions of Islam the law relating to the Offence of Zina. Zina is zina liable to hadd if- a.

Human Rights Watch urges President General Pervez Musharraf and members of the National Assembly to implement the recommendation and reject the current proposed amendments. Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a woman Whoever takes or entices away any woman with intent that she may have illicit inter-course with any person, or conceals or detains with intent any woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also huodod liable to fine.


Hudood Ordinances

The bill was ratified by the Senate on 23 November[54] and became law after President Musharraf signed it on 1 December A number of international and Pakistani human rights organizations argue that Hudood Ordinance goes beyond what is required by sharia.

Convict shall be medically examined before flogging to determine if the flogging should be “applied in such manner and with such intervals” that it does not kill the offender being flogged. 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. No court of law can be in its right mind to award such a punishment.

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In addition, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, fornication non-marital sex became illegal. The ordinances follow the classical mainly Hanafi jurisprudence doctrine.

The woman returns to her parental home.