Courts are established to provide Justice. The courts are there to see that who violated the laws and rights and then accordingly punish the culprit. If the courts are unable to provide justice, the society surely will move towards being an unjust one. A case, unique of its kind, was presented in a court of Qatar. A husband glued his wife’s genitals on basis of suspicion and doubt. The husband who aged 33 years was to go abroad as per a business trip. He believed that his wife would cheat him as he would not be here and thereby glued her genitals. The husband confessed this in front of the court. He also told that he was suspicious of his wife’s character as she had liked a post of his cousin on Facebook.[irp]
The cousin’s whose post was liked by the wife is only 12 years old! So, upon this act of his wife, the Qatari husband thought that his wife was having adulterous intentions. So, as a prevention measure, he tried to glue her genitals! The Qatari man has awfully amazed the world: Such a huge suspicion on such a minor act! And then an out of the world reaction! I mean was he is his senses? His stupid act leads his wife to suffer medical complications. She was taken to the hospital in an emergency condition as she was suffering from high-intensity pain. When the case came up before the court, everyone was expecting a huge penalty for the maniac husband for his very stupid action. However, the court surprised everyone.
The case was heard by the Judge named Muhammad Bin Saden in the Court of Justice located in Doha. The judge gave remarks that the Qatari man had brought harm to his wife: an unjust harm was provided by the husband to his wife. The husband intentionally practiced the act of gluing the genitals. This was an awkward way of harming someone. After carefully examining the photos and related evidence, the judge passed the remarks that the suffering by the wife was justified. Thereby the wife shall be subject to 100 lashes.
Yes, the poor soul first suffered torture and then upon seeking justice was punished with 100 lashes. The judge justified the punishment saying that 100 lashes to the wife shall prevent future misunderstanding among wife and husband. The wife should have prevented the misunderstanding among them. The judge gave the order to husband to pay only 40 Riyals as a fine. 40 Riyals are no more than $10! 40 riyals fine for such a severe action! The judge also told the husband to not use glue on his wife again![irp]
The justice has not been upheld by the Qatari court. The judge Muhammad Bin Saden has disappointed the world. I believe that the wife shall take the case to the higher court and challenge the judge’s sentence. Muhammad Bin Saden, with all due respect, you are calling for a society where a man can violate rights of women and in return, the women will be subject to punishment! This is highly unjust.
Source: Saudi Gazette