HUDOOD LAW 1979 PDF

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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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.

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Penetration is sufficient to constitute 19779 sexual inter-course necessary to the offence of zina-bil-jabr. Any prostitute or any person keeping or managing a brothel, who buys, hires or otherwise obtains posession of a female shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to hudokd obtained possession of such female with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose 19779 prostitution.

Human Rights Watch called on Pakistan to decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex and adopt rules of evidence that 1997 equal weight to testimony given by men and women. Zina bil Jabr 1. The Hudood Law was intended to implement Shari’a law or bring Pakistani law into “conformity with the injunctions of Islam”, by enforcing punishments mentioned in the Quran and sunnah for zina extramarital sex[3] qazf false accusation of zinatheft, and consumption of alcohol.

Because of this stringent standard, no accused has ever been found guilty and stoned to death in Pakistan, [14] [15] and punishments have been awarded only under the Tazir provision of the Hudood Ordinance.

No punishment under sub-section 3 shall be executed until it has been confirmed by the Court to which an appeal from the order of conviction lies; and if the punishment be of whipping until it is comfirmed and executed, the convict shal be dealt with in the same manner as if sentenced to simple imprisonment.

December 31, News Release. The Presiding Officer of the Court by which a case is tried, or an appeal is heard, under this Ordinance shall be a Muslim: No case to be converted, lodged or registered under certain provisions: Whoever sells, lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any person with intent that such person shall at any time by employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any time be employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.

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March 2, Commentary.

The Offence of Zina (Enforcement Of Hudood) Ordinance,

Whoever buys, hires or otherwise obtains possession of any person with intent that such person shall at any time be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any 1799 or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any time be employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and las also be liable to fine.

A person guilty of zina or zina-bil-jabr shall, if he is not an adult, be punished wiht imprisonment of either description for a term whic may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both, and may also be awarded the punishment of whipping not exceeding thirty stripes: Failure to find such proof of the rape may place her at risk of prosecution for another hudood ordinance, qazf for accusing an innocent man of adultery. 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 the court.

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In addition, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, fornication non-marital sex became illegal. Application of certain provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, and amendment.

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. Punishment for attempting to commit an 9179 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.

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The reforms have come under considerable opposition from Islamist groups in Pakistan, who insist that law should stay following the sharia.

Hudood Ordinances

Now arises the question why is there so much insistence on abolishing the shari’a punishment for Zina bil Jabr? The ordinance also abolished Pakistan’s statutory rape law.

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Flogging may be postponed if the offender is ill, pregnant, or if the weather is too cold, hudold. Otherwise, the courts have no consistent standards of proof for rape. The 19799 was ratified by the Senate on 23 November[54] and became law after President Musharraf signed it on 1 December The dimensions of human misery Archived from the original on 29 November Another scenario for some of the accusations of adultery leading to imprisonment was following divorce by the husband and remarriage by the ex-wife.

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One case was that of Safia Bibi, an unmarried blind woman from the northwest frontier who was prosecuted for zina because of her illegitimate pregnancy. This article is part of a series about Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. July 7, News Release. After a while the family arranges another match and she gets married. Pakistan’s previous rape laws, repealed by the Zina Ordinance, had defined rape as compulsory sexual intercourse. Inthen President Pervez Musharraf again proposed reform of the ordinance.

Zafran Bibi, hkdood is 1997 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell.