Pakistan has enacted a new law on rape cases, aimed at speeding up the process and imposing harsher punishments.
The chemical punishment of a person convicted of rape can be made impotent by chemical use even under severe punishment.
On Tuesday, Pakistan’s president signed the new anti-rape law.
Under this ordinance, it has been decided to keep the identity of the victim confidential by preparing the national registration of the person involved in the sexual crime. Also, some criminals may become impotent by giving drugs.
Special fast track courts will be set up to hear these cases and these courts will be able to complete the hearing and decide within four months.
The barbaric incident in Lahore
The law was enacted as the incident of gang-rape of a woman outside Lahore has created an environment in the country against sexual crime.
The woman was on her way to Lahore with her two children when she was attacked on the side of the highway. The children of both the women were also present at the time of the incident.
The day after the incident, Lahore’s top police official said the victim was also partly responsible for the gang-rape. His remarks and this barbaric incident provoked ordinary Pakistanis.
This was followed by protests across the country and the government had to promise tough action.
Criticism of the law
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet approved the ordinance only last month.
On Tuesday, President Arif Alvi signed the ordinance.
Imran Khan’s rule has 120 days, during which he will have to put the law before parliament so that it can be given the status of a permanent law. Until then, this law will be enforced.
However, there are some people in Pakistan who are critical of the law.
He says the sentence is too harsh and has not been followed up before government officials prepare for the necessary discussions.
In some countries of the world, there is a provision to give chemical castration to the impotent.
In the case of sex offenders, the drug is to lower testosterone hormones.
In 2016, Indonesia provided chemical castration for those who committed sexual crimes against children. In 200 In, Poland made it mandatory for child rape.
In recent years, there has been a growing public awareness of sexual violence in Pakistan.
There is currently no law in Pakistan to prevent such laws from being shared on the Internet.