War against rape
Rape is an age-old crime, a beastly act of aggression and violence against women. I wonder how could the society eliminate rape and how the law could curb it? Rape belongs to a specific branch of crimes, i.e crimes against human body but it is to be noted that rape not only hurts the victim’s body but also deeply affects her psychological make-up. It also differs from other acts of violence as it is committed against women only. More over the social stigma against the victim is so great that she is not likely to publicise it.
One fails to understand the purpose of the Ordinance, whether it was to perpetuate the crime or to control it. The Ordinance has given police all powers. Being notoriously corrupt, police would lock up both the accused and victim and demand money from both. The Ordinance requires legal reviews and if the movement for war against rape is to be won, WAR should make effort for a re-examination of the Ordinance and the repealment of those sections which are unjust and un-Islamic and protect the offenders. — Via email