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I quote here one more extract from my article "Critique of the NCSW Report on Hudood Ordinance" as follows:-
'The above statistics are a good exposition of the fact that the status of Pakistan is several times better than that of India and that the increase of sexual crimes has got nothing to do with the Hudood Ordinance. For the “west servers” and the Western “sympathizers,” we would like to take a look at the West, too.
USA is considered to be one of the most just, liberal and advanced countries of the world, and even the NGOs will agree that it practices significant gender equality. So, let us analyze the condition of justice in our country, with regard to sexual offences vis-à-vis the situation in the United States of America.
When one seeks the Federal Investigation of Bureau’s (FBI) Crime Report of the United States and other researches & reports, aimed at the same issue and analyzes the situation of justice, he/she becomes quite surprised. We enumerate here a few interesting facts which we found in one such report:[91]
--> Women age 12 or older annually sustained almost 5 million violent victimizations in 1992 and 1993.
--> Women and girls ages 12 and up annually reported about 500,000 rapes and sexual assaults, almost 500,000 robberies, and about 3.8 million assaults.
--> In 29% of all violence against women by a lone offender, the perpetrator was an intimate (husband, ex-husband, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.)
--> Out of the annually reported 500,000 rapes and sexual assaults, friends or acquaintances of the victims committed over half of these rapes or sexual assaults.
--> Of the 5328 women murdered in 1990, FBI data indicate that about half or more of them by a husband or boyfriend.
--> A minimum of 16% of American couples experienced an assault during the year they were asked about it, and about 40% of these involved severely violent acts, such as kicking, biting, punching, choking, and attacks with weapons.
--> A 1993 national poll found that 34% of adults in the United States report having witnessed a man beating his wife or girlfriend and that 14% of women report that a husband or boyfriend has been violent with them.
--> From 20% to 30% of the women who are seen by emergency room physicians exhibit at least one or more symptoms of physical abuse.
--> 10% of the victims were pregnant at the time of abuse and that their children had also been abused by the batterer.
--> Women aged 19 to 29 and women in families with incomes below $10,000 were more likely than other women to be victims of violence by an intimate.
This was only a brief look at one of the reports. Coming to more recent crime reports, one finds that out of the 76,714 rapes reported, only 44% of the cases were cleared.[92] This percentage which apparently appears to be good is actually of the cases which are ever reported to the agencies. There are a large number of cases which are never reported and women choose to remain silent. The exact figure is very hard to obtain; however, Bernard Knight, a famous Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Wales, has quoted such a research in one of his books, according to which less than 20% of the cases are ever reported to the police or are investigated.[3] Thus assuming that 80% of the cases remained unreported, the percentage of cases ever cleared comes out to be only 8.8%, which means that in 91.2% of the cases, the offender escaped without ever being punished!!!
Furthermore, assuming that the actual cases are five times more than the reported cases i.e. 76,714, the number of actual cases comes out to be 383,570. Even this number is less, because, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), 876,000 women were raped in that year! Thus this would further decrease the percentage of cases cleared to only 3.8%, meaning that in 96.2% of the cases, the woman remained helpless! This further shows that in that year (2003), on the average, every hour 100 women were raped, averaging about 2,400 rapes per day. This further means that on the average, every hour 96 helpless women were generated, averaging about 2,309 per day and summing to a total of 842,712 in the whole year! Despite this fact, due to the heavy publicizing by the feminist NGOs working in Pakistan, a person sleeping in the caves of Australia knows that two women were raped in Pakistan, but, does not know anything about the United States and their own countries!
With this the status of justice in one of the most advanced countries of the world, in which there are security cameras and all other technologies available, with much less corruption than in our country, one could easily approximate the quality of justice that is to prevail in Pakistan. It also shows that the real reason behind the increase of sexual crimes is immodesty, shamelessness and veil-lessness—the greatest factor behind which is these NGOs themselves!

[91]: Special Report (NCJ-154348) “Violence Against Women: Estimates from the Redesigned Survey August 1995”, 1995 National Crime Victimization Survey of the U.S. Department of Justice and 1995 National Crime Victimization Survey of the U.S. Department of Justice.
[92]: Crime in the United States, FBI’s Crime Report of 2003, Section-III Offences Cleared, p.256, Figure 3.1; available online at their website.

[Critique of the NCSW Report on Hudood Ordinance, Abdul Rehman, pp.80-81]

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Abdul Rehman.

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