The Condition Of Women Prisoners Of Pakistan And How The Legal System Deals With It: Comprehensive Analysis With India
Zeeshan Aziz Durrani, Pakistan College of Law This article is dedicated to my parents, Advocate Shahzad Saeed, and Ali Hamza this wouldn’t have been possible without their constant support. Zainab Bashir Ahmed, Pakistan College of Law This article is dedicated to Professor Tasneem Kausar, Barrister Saram Israr, Mishayal Zia, and Sara Naeem
Women in Pakistani society suffer from various discrimination in various sectors of society. The women prisoners in Pakistan suffer from mental and physical torture, they have a series of struggles and unheard stories. The research paper discusses the condition of women prisoners in Pakistan, how they have been facing inequality behind bars, the challenge they face regularly, and how the legal system has been failed to protect them. Their existence is a burden in jails, and they handle mistreatment on regular basis.
Due to lack of education and unawareness of fundamental rights, women prisoners in Pakistan and India have been facing massive challenges including mother prisoners. Society hardly accepts female prisoners due to offenses they have committed. NGOs and the government of Pakistan have been taking possible steps for better conditions for prisoners. There is an urgent need for reforms and make new laws according to the UN charter. The research paper will also discuss a legal analysis of female prisoners’ condition and how the legal system deals with it. Several international conventions protect the dignity of female prisoners including their children. Torture is prohibited under any circumstances because it is open exploitation of female prisoners. Various cases are discussed in the article that will elaborate on sexual assault and physical abuse behind bars.in this article, it will suggest reforms for the betterment of the condition of women prisoners in imprisonment facilities, education, fundamental rights, and the right to live their life without any share.