Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Nose for a Nose, Ears for Ears

This the latest news in Lahore today.A Pakistani court has ordered that two men have their ears and noses cut off, as punishment for doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them.The two brothers were found guilty of kidnapping 20-year-old Fazeelat Bibi, one of their cousins, in September.The judge in Lahore also sentenced them to life in prison.Sentence was passed on Monday under a rarely invoked Islamic law dating from the 1980s. In the past, similar sentences have been revoked on appeal.Government prosecutor Ehtisham Qadir said the punishment had been awarded in accordance with the Islamic principle of "an eye for an eye".I hope a lot of abused women out there will fight for their case too.Kudos to the judge.Sentences like this will bring fear to those who would commit this crimes in future.For more of the news, read here and here.


  1. Well, I think it's cruel but fair enough...based on what they have done to the women...

  2. Hi amina, kumusta na? have a Merry Christmas to you and to your family! regards :-)


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