Fawad Chaudhry spoke out about the effect of public hangings
The motorway rape incident has stirred an online debate regarding capital punishment. The infuriated awam demands a stern action and in their opinion, publicly hanging the rapists will set an example for the criminals which eventually will deteriorate the crime rate in the country. Fawad Chaudhry has also voiced his opinion on the matter and shared his views.
Fawad Chaudhry spoke out about the demand for public hangings in a very important comment
The Minister stated that he understands the sentiment-driven demand regarding the culprits to be publicly hanged but they’ve been carried out historically, in fact, Pakistan is the country with one of the highest rates of capital punishment convictions and yet it doesn’t deter future crime.
On the contrary, many Western nations are strictly against capital punishment and the crime rate over there is still lower than Pakistan, he said. Which definitely gives on fruit for thought.
آپ سرعام پھانسیاں بھی دے لیں جب تک عدل کے نظام کو جدید بنیادوں پر استوار نہیں کیا جاتا پولیس،عدلیہ اور جیل اور Prevention کے اصول نہیں لاگو ہوتے جرائم نہیں رکتے، لیکن عوامی رائے ہے تو سرعام پھانسیاں بھی دے کر دیکھ لیں۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 10, 2020
He further stated that there’s a dire need to revamp the judicial system of the country to ensure speedy trials in the courts. He said law enforcement agencies should focus on the prevention of crimes because this might actually help to decrease the crime rate in the country. He ended his statement by saying that if the general public wishes to opt for public execution then it can be considered as an option.
As was expected in a bloodthirsty nation, Fawad Chaudhry making his point about public hangings went over most people’s heads
Instead of understanding the Minister’s important point about rehabilitation to prevent further crimes, people mentioned that unnecessary comparisons with the Western world should not be drawn and instead, rules of riyasat e madina should be the focus.
Ch saab we kindly dont give us examples of European, @ImranKhanPTI said i will follow the rules of Madine ki Riyasat So Kindly dont Mention Europe here. #motorwayincident #PublicHangingOfRapists #HangRapist https://t.co/hpu0APU816
— MacJon Sherani (@A_MalikSherani) September 10, 2020
Meanwhile Western Countries:
Nobody know who was the father of Steve Jobs.
It's a request Please donot compare European Countries with an Islamic Republic of Pakistan. https://t.co/HcxSGLS9VS
— Bilal Nasir Khan (@BilalNasirKhan1) September 10, 2020
Why is he comparing Pakistan to European countries?When they clearly wanted to make Pakistan "RIYAAST E MADINA" Acc to Islam, a rapist is publicly hanged. The potential rapists out there need to see that they'll be held accountable for their actions that too without any mercy. https://t.co/hHq1DMGWIF
— Behaya (@_Potatomato) September 10, 2020
Some vultures even attacked Fawad Chaudhry sahab on a personal level and dragged his family to make their points
I wonderthat what happenes if
this incident happenes to your daughter to your sister to your mother. Saale angraiz ki aulaad itna angraiz angraiz krta hai to ja kr wahan mr yahan kiu begairaty macha ra h https://t.co/sD1g70Xm1s
— Mian Shahzad Farooq (@DanielShahzad88) September 10, 2020
Sir jb aap kibaiti ya behan ya maa k saath ho ga to aap ka reaction same ho ga kindly share your views we don't wnt hanging we want #PublicHangingOfRapists. Aur aap jaa kr angraizo ki ghulami krte rahe kindly step down u lota union selected minister https://t.co/Id7yZ24iiL
— Shaad D (@ShaadD10) September 10, 2020
A few even tried to correct the Minister by presenting a set of quantitative data
With their intentions being to defend their point, their research was misplaced but what can one do when rational arguments are not what most people are looking for.
کس نے کہا کہ یورپ میں جرائم کی شرح کم ہے؟آپ کے CCPO نے فرانس کی مثال دی۔وہاں ایک سال میں 580000 کیس جنسی جرائم کے رپورٹ ہوئے۔ 62000 ریپ کے تھے۔ 45000 کیس ماہانہ، ڈیڑھ ہزار روز۔ جناب معاشرے کی بنیاد انصاف پر رکھیں، حد کا نفاذ کریں، عدالتی نظام ٹھیک کریں۔ چیزیں بہتر ہو جائیں گی۔ pic.twitter.com/4V8iPzLRYY
— Malik (@DissentingNote) September 10, 2020
They also gave examples of Middle Eastern countries which use capital punishment to keep the crime rate in check
In Pakistan, judicial system is impotent. So criminals are free to reoffend.
Why is capital punishment practised in Saudi, Iran, Mediterranean region, US, Canada and so many other countries with crime rate less than Pakistan??
— Dr Fatima K – PTI (FOLLOW 4 ANY MEDICAL ADVICE ) (@p4pakipower) September 10, 2020
Thankfully there are a few who agreed with Mr. Chaudhry and saw capital punishment as a barbaric method to violate the basic human right of a free trial
They wanted the government to not opt for the bloodthirsty practice and instead wanted them to address the root cause of the issue by educating people.
Exactly what I've been arguing all day and I've been getting abused by the moombatti mafia and landay k libs!
Death panelty is not the answer, nor is any of the other ridiculous and barbaric methods being floated around! https://t.co/MqxXCpaEPa
— Watching Pakistan (@EyesOnPak) September 10, 2020
The scary part? Fawad Chaudry is the only sensible guy in the present setup~ https://t.co/CavoHgxBmR
— برخوردار~ (@BarkhurdarAchak) September 10, 2020
Rape incidents like this should be stopped at any cost, irrespective of the way selected by the government. The culprits should be arrested and their punishment should set an example for the criminals who willingly choose this path and most above of all, the victim should not be blamed and justice should be served soon.
Pakistan, We Need to Talk About The R-Word. Rape.
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