Musharraf Judgment has finally been released
Over the past few days the latest development to have gripped the whole country is the court’s verdict in the case of General Pervez Musharraf. The former military dictator has been sentenced to be hanged by the Special Court constituted in Islamabad. Naturally, the verdict has divided the country.
The Musharraf judgment has left people divided with the military issuing a statement about the judgment being biased
Statement on decision by Special court about General Pervez Musharraf, Retired. pic.twitter.com/C9UAMT1E4W
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 17, 2019
And politicians like Bilawal trolling the Prime Minister for trying to defend the Musharraf Judgment
Because PPP chairman Bilawal Zardari thinks his mother, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s passing is the responsibility of Musharraf, he has been particularly in celebration mode with regards to the court’s verdict.
Democracy is the best revenge. Jiye Bhutto pic.twitter.com/L4wLEjUJTl
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) December 17, 2019
Well, earlier today the full text of the Musharraf judgment was finally released and people are shocked by one particular part of it
According to the Judgment of the Special Court, if Musharraf is not “caught” and punished “as per law” his corpse should be “dragged to the D-Chowk, Islamabad, Pakistan and be hanged for 03 days”.
Paragraph 66 of the Pervez Musharraf judgment is inappropriate and unusual. What did the Special Court aim to achieve by suggesting that “if found dead, his corpse be dragged to the D-Chowk…” Very unfortunate! pic.twitter.com/KwCHJiuu1C
— Taimur Malik (@taimur_malik) December 19, 2019
Naturally, people are shocked by the extremity of the words used in the judgment
The detailed judgement directs law enforcement agencies to hang Musharraf's corpse in Islamabad's D-chowk for 3 days if he passes away before execution.
— زاھرہ (@Zahrasyed313) December 19, 2019
The whole situation sounds very shockingly unrealistic to many, straight out of Game of Thrones
Judge bro who wants to drag corpses to D-chowk needs to ease up on Conan the Barbarian movies. That is some medieval shit right there.
— Meraj Hasan (@_merajhasan) December 19, 2019
Many are saying that these words in the Musharraf Judgment are the result of personal vendetta by the Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth who presided over the Special Court
— SyeDa Fatima HuDa🌺 (@syedaFatimahuda) December 19, 2019
This is outrageous. It's absolute provocation and personal vendetta in the garb of an order. Under what law Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth presiding over the #SpecialCourt ordered #Muharraf's corpse to be dragged to the D-Chowk and be hanged there for 3-days? pic.twitter.com/qzTBNrCAbb
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) December 19, 2019
I am against this man..
I tweeted against him…
Our nation has to stand against these Military Goons but…
This is disgusting
This is clearly self hate of "someone" against #Musharraf.
Hang those PCO judges till the crows eat their bodies in D-Chowk untill their bones left pic.twitter.com/wFbxu6Iilt
— Hamza Ali Amjad (@HamzaAliAmjad_) December 19, 2019
Some are even asking for the Government to file a reference against the judge for dismissal in the Supreme Judicial Council, which has the sole authority to dismiss judges
Unbelievable! A Judge has demanded that Gen. Musharraf's dead body should be hanged at D-Chowk; Judge has committed "Contempt of Islam" and Govt. should immediately file a Reference in Supreme Judicial Council for his dismissal. https://t.co/qwfFb2t11M via @YouTube
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) December 19, 2019
Others are connecting this to the recent incident of lawyers attacking the Punjab Institute of Cardiology and saying that the whole judicial system is messed
So from the top judiciary to the lawyers who attacked the hospital we have psychopaths everywhere
— Main Abdul Majid Hoon (@ComicsByMajid) December 19, 2019
The nature of words used in the judgment is definitely shocking and gruesome. In a civilized democracy, death sentence should completely be abolished in order to prevent such sadistic tendencies to be exercised legally.
Cover image via: theepochtimes.com / @HamidMirPAK