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Lawmakers Call for Special Law to Prevent Child Rape
[Tolo News] A number of Afghan lawmakers have put together a draft law for punishing those found guilty of child rape.
Good idea.
Do we have a definition of child that is mutually agreed upon?
The MPs said parliament has the responsibility to wipe out such crimes and that having a specific law to punish these incidents is a serious necessity. "Raping children is truly a crime.
"Whereas raping grownups is just kinda 'eh?'"
I am given to understand the technical term is 'meh'.
"The parliament has the responsibility to track down the matter and act to prevent these crimes," Faryab MP Naqibullah Faiq said in Wednesday's parliamentary session.

Ghazni MP Ali Akbar Qasemi said the crime deserved its own law. "I think the parliament should make a special draft law for stopping children rape. There should be a fundamental resolution to stop the crime, so that it wouldn't be a matter only reflected by media and not tracked down," he said.

The lawmakers called on justice institutions to apply the full Sharia law punishment to those who are convicted of raping children, adding that the only solution to bring down the climbing rate of reported child rapes is to enforce the law and harsh penalties.

Pointing to a recent rape of a 5-year-old girl in northern Balkh province, they called on the law enforcement bodies to take more seriously investigations into those accused of such deeds.

"Why don't the courts put into practice Sharia (law) for those accused of raping children? This matter should be pursued by the Supreme Court," said Speaker of the House Abdurraouf Ibrahimi.
There is the little matter of getting the police to enforce it. Pakistan, which was once upon a time much more civilized than it is now, has not been able to get their police to make arrests in cases the police think unimportant, so what odds the mostly illiterate and corrupt Afghan policemen can be coerced to do so?
Posted by:Fred

#4  "Whereas raping grownups is just kinda 'eh?'"

I seem to recall the existing protocol is to kill the victim to save the 'honor' of the family.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-16 09:06  

#3  One word: Aisha
Posted by: European Conservative   2012-11-16 07:43  

#2  Perhaps England should do the same?
Posted by: Eric Jablow   2012-11-16 07:33  

#1  Cut their Dicks off, that'll stop them, and about all that will.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2012-11-16 00:48