A Pakistani judge has ordered two men to have their ears and noses cut off, as punishment for doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them. The government prosecutor Ehtisham Qadir said the punishment had been awarded in accordance with the Islamic principle of “an eye for an eye”.
The sentences are in line with the Islamic law of Qisas, which stipulates punishment equal to the crime unless the culprit is pardoned by the victim or the victim’s family.
Is the punishment fair? or barbaric like this blogger thinks:
“I have no sympathy for the two men as they did the same thing to a woman whose family refused a marriage proposal. But the fact that a state court would sentence someone to have their nose and ear cut off is barbaric by any standards”.