The Pakistani parliament voted that rape and adultery should no longer be heard under Pakistan's harsh religious laws. Fundamentalists are going
crazy over this and claim that this bill has been brought under the directions of the US.
Photo: АFР/File,Aamir Qureshi,АFР,Farooq Naeem,АFР,Farooq Naeem
BakuTODAY.net: Pakistan hardliners threaten protests after rape law reform
Islamic fundamentalists vowed to hold mass protests after Pakistan's parliament voted that rape and adultery cases should no longer be heard under
the country's harsh religious laws.
At present the laws say that women must produce four Muslim male witnesses as evidence of rape -- an almost impossible burden of evidence -- or
potentially face adultery charges themselves.
"This bill has been brought under the directions of the United States and implemented by their representative in Pakistan, General Musharraf,"
Baloch told АFР.
Opposition leader and MMA secretary general Maulana Fazlur Rehman gave a fiery speech to lawmakers on Wednesday in which he warned that the bill would
"turn Pakistan into a free-sex society."
The maximum sentence for adultery by a man or a woman under the laws is death by stoning, although that has never been enforced and those convicted of
the crime get jail or a fine instead.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I strongly disagree with Rehman here. I don't think that Pakistan will turn into a "free-sex" society just because they can't stone the women who
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