Justice for Khadija
Two years ago, Khadija, a law student, was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight. Shah Hussain, was her class fellow who got furious when Khadija rejected his proposal.
He vigorously stabbed Khadija 23 times when she went to pick her sister up from school. Both sisters were about to get into the car when a helmet-wearing bike rider appeared with a knife and stabbed her leaving her severely injured.
A judicial magistrate sentenced him to a seven-year imprisonment after finding Shah guilty of attempted murder back in July 2017. However, a session court reduced his sentence to five years in March.
Hussain, then approached the LHC against the five-year imprisonment. After accepting his appeal, the LHC, acquitted all charges upon Hussain and set him free.
We have said it before and we say it again, Pakistan is in desperate need of a gendered approach to justice. That is, the country needs more women lawyers and judges. This will not only put women victims of male violence somewhat at ease, it will also lay concrete on the way for a gendered reading of constitutional rights.
Khadija, on the other hand, has not given up on her rights. She, including many other women of the country have stood up alongside her until justice is served.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org