8 January 2010

An Eye For An Eye Or In This Case, A Nose For A Nose

You all know that I’m a total right-winger, calling for capital punishment to be reintroduced for certain crimes and in certain situations and I’ve previously advocated the ‘eye for an eye’ principle and much tougher punishments and jail conditions for miscreants (see old Blog posting below).


So it was with a degree of self-satisfied fascination that I read about how a Pakistani court has ordered the noses and ears of two men be cut off after they did the same to a young woman whose family spurned a marriage proposal from one of them, a prosecutor said today.

The anti-terrorism court in the eastern city of Lahore said it was applying Islamic law.

The prosecutor, Chaudhry Ali Ahmed, said one of the accused, Sher Mohammad, was a cousin of the 19-year-old woman and wanted to marry her. Her parents refused.

Sher Mohammad and a friend, Amanat Mohammad, were accused of kidnapping the woman and cutting off her ears and nose in September this year.

Both men were jailed for 50 years yesterday and told to pay fines and compensation to the woman amounting to several thousand dollars, the prosecutor said.

Pakistan's legal system has Islamic elements that sometimes lead to orders for harsh punishments with serious crimes often referred to anti-terrorism courts in Pakistan because they move faster.

Here, here, or not, in the case of these two !

1 comment:

Tummy said...

Where on earth do you find these informative topics haha quite right thought....
Ps.....followed in your footsteps pops... Got an iPhone :)