Mandatory DNA testing in rape cases


KARACHI, July 16.2013 (Manzoor Chandio / UPI Next) — A reported ruling to limit the use of DNA in rape cases by a body of Islamic scholars that advises Pakistan’s government, would be unfair to rape victims, rights activists and politicians have said.

The action was immediately denounced by human rights activists and Sindh’s provincial Parliament endorsed calls for mandatory DNA testing in rape cases.

The Council of Islamic Ideology, which advises the government on issues related to Islamic law, discussed the proposal at a two-day sitting in late May. While the CII has stopped short of issuing a public statement on the proposal, deliberations by its members were covered by Pakistan’s main newspapers and have sparked intensive public debate.

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