World Desk, Amar Ujala, Islamabad
Updated Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:17 PM IST
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The President’s office said in a statement, “After this law, special courts will be set up across the country and there will be speedy hearing of rape cases against women and children.” The courts will complete the hearing in four months.
A provision has been made to castrate those who committed the crime of rape for the first time or repeatedly. However, the culprit’s consent will also have to be obtained for this. The most important provision in the law is to steer the guilty by giving drugs. This process will be completed under the guidance of the notified board. According to the newspaper ‘Express Tribune’, the law provides that the Anti-rape Cell will conduct the investigation of the victim within six hours of the report of the incident. Under the ordinance, the accused will not be allowed to cross-examine the rape victim. Only the judge and the lawyer appearing for the accused will be able to question the victim.
Policemen and government officials who are negligent in investigation can be jailed for up to three years and fined. The identity of the victims will not be revealed and action will be taken against those who reveal the identity.
With the help of the National Database and Registration Authority, a database of perpetrators of sexual harassment will also be created. Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently announced a stringent law to deal with the increasing incidents of rape in the country.