Pakistan passes anti-rape ordinance to ensure speedy trial, severe punishment | Pakistan passes anti-rape ordinance; The rapist will be punished for impotence

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Protests erupted in Pakistan after a gang-rape near Lahore in September. Since then, there has been pressure on the government to enact strict laws. – File photo

Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday approved the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020. Under this, a system will be prepared for hearing and investigation of such cases across the country. The court should hear the rape case. There is also a provision to make the rapist impotent as a punishment.

According to a press release issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, special courts will be set up across the country on the basis of the ordinance so that the cases of rape victims can be heard quickly. These courts will have to complete the hearing in four months.

The country is angry after a woman was gang-raped in front of a child

The ordinance comes months after the motorway gang-rape. In September, some men gang-raped a foreign woman who was leaving with a child. His car was damaged on the highway and the incident sparked outrage across Pakistan. This put pressure on the government to enact strict laws on rape.

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in November that the government would introduce an anti-rape ordinance after a woman and her minor daughter were raped in Sindh’s Kashmore district.

Special things about the ordinance

  • Anti-rape cell cells will be created under this ordinance. He will be responsible for the medical examination of the victim within six hours of the incident.
  • A list of sex offenders will be prepared nationwide through the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
  • Under the ordinance, the identity of the rape victim will not be revealed. Doing so will be declared a punishable offense.
  • Police and government officials who fail to investigate cases will face up to three years in prison for paying fines.
  • In addition, provision has been made to punish police and government officials for providing false information.
  • The notified board will make the offender impotent with the help of chemicals on the advice of the notified board.
  • The Prime Minister will set up a fund, which will be used to create a special court. Central and state governments also contribute.
  • This work will be supported by NGOs, general public as well as local, national and international agencies.

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