14 years old Bangladeshi girl dies after given 100 lashes by a shalish court

February 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Traditional justice can be a potent alternative to formal justice but it is certainly not a perfect option. A resent story published in the Guardian tells about 14 years old Bangladeshi girl Mosammet Hena who died after being beaten with a bamboo stick. The corporal punishment was delivered by a village court (shalish) for alleged adultery.

“What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice.” asks the victim’s father.

Last year religious edicts were outlawed in Bangladesh but apparently the tradition holds.

Read the article here


Entry filed under: Bangladesh, Dispute Resolution, Traditional Justice.

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