Burning someone with acid is a bigger crime than murder; Chief Justice Pakistan
- Acid attack is one of the cheapest attacks inflicted on mankind.
- Burning someone with acid is a bigger crime than murder, says Chief Justice Khosa.
- Convict Javed Iqbal approached the top court with an appeal for the cancellation of his sentence, reports Dawn.
- The acid is cheaper than bullets but has an even greater impact on the life of the victim.
Acid attacks are the worst ever crimes committed against mankind that deprived them not only from their normal physical appearance but leave a long-term impact on the psychology of the victim. The crime is carried out by the perpetrators for the number of reasons including male dominance, arousing jealousy, perceived sub-ordinate status of women and, a patriarchal mindset.
One of the main driving forces of acid attacks is that these acids are easily accessible to anyone. No documentation or regulatory framework is in place for proper handling of the acids. It must not be accessible to anyone without industrial requirements.
The acid is cheaper than bullets but has an even greater impact on the life of the victim.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday has rejected the plea filed by the convict of acid attack and also clarified that he deserves no mercy. The convict has claimed that his victim had pardoned him for the crime. Convict Javed Iqbal approached the top court with an appeal for the cancellation of his sentence that he’s been awarded for throwing acid on a woman.
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Chief Justice of Pakistan has dismissed the plea saying that acid attack offenders don’t deserve any clemency. The judge also said that the acid attack victim may well forgive an acid attack suspect but the law can’t forgive him.
Burning someone with acids is a bigger crime than murder, said Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. He also remarked that women might have been forcefully convinced to give a statement about forgiving the convict.
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