KARACHI – Crimes committed by women has been on the rise in Pakistan since the enactment of a controversial women protection bill that gives protection to women against arrest, giving ammunition to militant groups to use females in their activities.The clear implication being, of course, that this is the result when you tamper with the "perfection" of sharia.
“There is a feeling of impunity among the female criminals now,” Ismat Mehdi, a veteran lawyer and women rights activist told, OnIslam.net on Saturday, January 8.
“When they know that they will not have to go through rigors of interrogation and investigation, and will be out of police station within 24 hours, then they would turn out to be more daring.”
The Women's Protection Bill was passed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-dominated parliament in November 2006.
The bill was passed in an attempt to amend the heavily criticized Hudood Ordinance laws, which govern the punishment for rape and adultery in Pakistan.
According to the bill, women cannot be detained for more than 24 hours, except in four cases i.e. murder, kidnap for ransom, terrorism and anti-state activities.
Except these four cases, women can get bail in all other crimes within 24 hours.
But a police report found that the bill has led to an increase in the rate of crimes committed by women in this south Asian country...
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Unintended Consequence of Women's Rights
Sheik Qaradawi's onislam.net site 'splains what happens when you go against sharia and give women more rights than they ought to have: