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Comment by Muhammad Aqeeq Ansari on January 9th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

This is regarding the Islamic Law on Fornication and its implementation in Pakistan. The Hudood law does not state that if a woman being raped fails to provide sufficient witnesses, she gets charge by the ordinance itself. As a matter of fact there is not ground to this rumor. These are two separate laws which are often misunderstood or is rather willingly being spread. Please see the article by Mufti Taqi Usmani ( Member of Shariah Applet Bench , Supreme Court of Pakistan ) regarding this matter .


Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 9th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Thank you for that information. I have updated the article to remove the reference to the Hudood law in Pakistan.

Comment by patrick on June 27th, 2011 at 2:36 am

The dictionary and wikipedia say that fornication “typically refers to consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other.” And adultery to be “a form of extramarital sex”. I think it was switched around in the article.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 29th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Thank you for your comment. I do not believe the definitions are exchanged in the article, although some of the text might have been unclear. I have made some revisions that hopefully clarify the definitions.

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