Making no exceptions

HYDERABAD: The developments being reported in Zainab’s case, the eight-year-old little girl who was brutally raped and murdered in Kasur, highlight the problems in our judicial system. The fact that DNA evidence is not considered to be evidence enough is disappointing and calls for an immediate amendment to our old law that still considers an eyewitness account as the primary evidence in a rape case. Besides, if an exception is indeed made in Zainab’s case and the accused is publicly hanged it would set a bad precedent for our legal system and people would expect ‘exceptions’ and will ask for more of such court decisions.

So, it is important to thoroughly look into the matter and make decisions that are not driven by emotions or public outrage.

Asfyandar Ali

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2018.

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