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Strange concept of justice

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Submitted by B.N.Gururaj (India), Mar 2, 2009 at 22:15

I suppose that the punishment awarded to the rape victim must be entirely in accordance with Sharia, inasmuch as the Saudi Arabia is the foremost amongst the self-proclaimed Islamic country. It is indeed strange that the police and the law do not make any attempt to unearth the five culprits who gang raped the woman. Instead, both catch hold of the nearest and conveniently available person, the victim, and punish her.

It would seem that the basic sense of justice itself missing in the Sharia. Evidently, the rape victim is the aggrieved person and her rapists are the criminals. What kind of justice is this where the victim is treated as the offender. If the victim is indeed the offender, who are the victims of this so-called offence? The Sharia view of criminal justice is neither logical, nor appeals to common sense.

Amazingly, the liberal-secularist and the left leaning Media praises Islam as a religion of equality, which gave equal rights to women! It is obvious that non-muslim admirers of Islam have not taken pains to study Koran or the other sources of Islamic law.

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