Following the increasing number of rape cases throughout the country, Pakistan’s parliament passed a resolution on Friday calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists.
The resolution gathered mixed opinions from the citizens, some were happy and some were against this ruling.
Strange when these rapes & murders of children are reported,we all call for the perpetrators 2 be hung in public. When the govt agrees we all begin 2 hide behind”human right violations". Unfortunate as it is,we need strong deterrents to stop this rot in society! #hangchildrapists
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) February 7, 2020
People had zero tolerance for rapists in the society:
Der aae magar Durust aae, We really appreciate the resolution passed by National Assembly on Rapist, And if there’s any who opposes this laws is opposes the humanity, There is no place for rapist in our society.
— Syed Mustafa Naqvi 🇵🇰 (@afsar_naqvi) February 7, 2020
People were sharing what impact the abuse has on the victims:
People calling #HangChildRapists a brutal punishment have no idea of child abuse affecting one's life. I was sexually abused as a kid.I'm alive but I've problems like maladaptive daydreaming & dissociative disorder.#HangRapistPublicly #WeEndorseDeathPenaltyLaw #HangRapistPublicly pic.twitter.com/KEirUj6U25
— Areesha Babar (@areeshababar24) February 8, 2020
People were quoting facts:
— Mister-X (@MisterX95543810) February 7, 2020
People were happy at the law being passed:
PAKISTAN HAS PASSED A LAW THAT DECLARES DEATH PENALTY TO PEDOPHILES AND THOSE WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULT KIDS.
I'M SO HAPPY. #HangRapistPublicly
— Anas Khan (@oka_byee) February 7, 2020
People were sharing why this resolution is important:
Those who rape and then murder innocent children
This will work as a deterrent against every culprit. They will think a hundred times.👏👏👏👍@Ali_MuhammadPTI#Parliamentarians #HangChildRapists #HangRapistPublicly pic.twitter.com/XC501PglYD
— M Arsalan Azim اورکزئی (@orakzai_orakzai) February 8, 2020
People wanted to make an example out the rapists:
the rapist of any rape should be hanged infront of the people then it sets an example for other rapist also that if they did not stop the crime of rape then the situation of them also be the same…#HangRapistPublicly#stopchildabuse pic.twitter.com/cZHuZKGnHT
— Beebagr Baloch (@beebagrbaloch97) February 7, 2020
People were all for it:
New Borns are raped. Babies in cradles are raped. Babies in diapers are raped. A lil girl is raped. A boy playing in garden is raped. A teenage girl is raped. A woman in her 30’s is raped. A woman in her grave is freaking raped. WHY IS THE NATION STILL QUIET. #HangRapistPublicly
— Manahil Arshad (@Exitkidhrhei) February 7, 2020
People were calling out the ones who were favoring therapists in the name of human rights:
We belong to a country where some people are more concerned about the human rights of child rapists than the human rights of the actual children who got raped! Disturbing…💔#HangRapistPublicly #HangChildRapists
— M E H R E E N (@MehreenTweets) February 7, 2020
About the time the rapists pay:
— نوشین 🇵🇰 (@Noshen_Malik) February 7, 2020
Many were lauding the good move:
This is a really good move. Hang a few rapists in public and no pedophile will dare touch our children again. pic.twitter.com/dE43n31Hy7
— 𝘙𝘪𝘻𝘸𝘢𝘯 (@ChupShaa) February 7, 2020
People were questioning why others we’re opposing this:
When rapists, rape a child they destroy their life. Why should we show mercy to the perpetrators of these heinous crimes? They deserve the most severe punishment. SHAME & LANAT ON THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSING & CRITICIZING THIS BILL۔#hangchildrapists #HangRapistsPublicly pic.twitter.com/ACunDzdnBD
— Faisal (@faisal_views) February 7, 2020
Clearly for those opposing the public execution of child rapists.. Heinous crimes towards innocent children is just another crime.
No! It isn't just another crime.
Our children have suffered in silence for decades & this is the only solution moving forward.#HangChildRapists
— Maddy (@MaddyWithKhan) February 7, 2020
People wanted it to be implemented asap:
— Ahmed Raza Khan (@iamAhmedRK) February 7, 2020
People were urging how it should be taken seriously:
Child abuse imparts some serious damage to physical & cognitive well being of a child. And these consequences goes far beyond the affected child or family. Its high time now! This should be taken seriously.#HangChildRapists pic.twitter.com/2qxoagfddm
— QuratulAin Hasnain (@QuratulAin927) February 2, 2020
People were also advising parents to listen to their children and look out for any signs of abuse:
— Noor🇵🇰 (@Iqra43013705) February 2, 2020
People wanted this resolution to be implemented so that their children feel safe:
Our children needs to feel safe again. Its sickening! They're not entitled to face such trauma. This is depressing beyond words.#HangChildRapists
— SHAHEENO (@shaheenopk) February 2, 2020
And while many were supporting the resolution, there were many who were against this resolution calling it an act of extremism, including some ministers:
Strongly condemn this resolution this is just another grave act in line with brutal civilisation practices, societies act in a balanced way barberiaism is not answer to crimes…… this is another expression of extremism pic.twitter.com/ye2abes8Dc
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 7, 2020
Excellent. Thank you Fawad for saying this. No to public hangings. https://t.co/Wi57yqPbSm
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) February 7, 2020
Some had their reasons for opposing the resolution:
with so many desis already going above and beyond to protect rapists in the family/community, death penalty will even worsen police reporting. not to mention the rapists will be more willing to kill the victims to hide evidence. please don't endorse this. #HangChildRapists
— ancient wildness🌈 (@Zee_e_) February 7, 2020
Some were sharing how this law contradicts the existing law which guarantees the dignity of the guilty:
Also, public hangings are in contravention of Article 14 of the Constitution which guarantees the inviolability of dignity of man & the principles laid down in 1994 SCMR 1028 declaring public hangings to be in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.2/2 pic.twitter.com/VZGJsiEGGd
— Maleeka Bokhari (@MalBokhari) February 7, 2020
Some were more in favour of torturing the rapist:
The children suffered. The parents continue to suffer.
Hanging is an easy death for child rapists. No. Don't hang them, let them live forever in the filth of prison.
Take away dignified human contact. Take away the normality they enjoy.
Take away their life and let them live.
— Tony Khan (@marketingdude) February 7, 2020
Some were wondering if this will really help:
Will that help? What is needed instead is to strengthen the Criminal Justice System so that a credible threat of being arrested, convicted and punished increases and provides deterrence! Life Imprisonment should be for life too! https://t.co/0TVogCuNi6
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) February 7, 2020
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