Without justice, one can’t expect a country to prosper and become a welfare state. Justice is what keeps the criminals at bay and upholds the rule of law. As the saying goes by the Justice served late is the justice denied. It leaves a stain on the justice system of the country. The judiciary is not only there to charge criminals but also to prevent crimes from surfacing again. The same is expected of Pakistan’s judiciary with the verdict on Sri Lankan Lynching Case has been out. The murderers are given a death sentence. indeed, justice is well served.
Sri Lankan Lynching case
Last year, a Sri Lankan factory manager, Priyantha Diyawadanage was accused of blasphemy and killed in Sialkot. This incident of the mob attacking and setting the factory manager ablaze was condemned by everyone. Blasphemy is one of the sensitive issues in Pakistan and the people tend to take the law into their hands when dealing with such incidents. This should be stopped as we have courts, judiciary, and the judicial system for some reason. Let the court decide on such cases instead of indulging oneself and the people around into committing merciless acts.
This act was condemned across social media platforms and news outlets. The ex-premier Imran Khan as well.
The horrific vigilante attack on factory in Sialkot & the burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan. I am overseeing the investigations & let there be no mistake all those responsible will be punished with full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 3, 2021
The whole nation is sorry for what happened in Sialkot that day. Nevertheless, the court recently decided on the case. The six murderers of the case are sentenced to death. Lahore’s Anti-Terrorism court also gave nine people a life sentence, 72 people were given two-year sentences, and one is to serve five years in jail. The matter was set as a high priority and was dealt with accordingly.
The lead public prosecutor, Abdul Rauf Wattoo, showed satisfaction over the verdict and said “The prosecution team worked very hard to present its case to the court and to reach this judgment.”
The judicial system of Pakistan and Islam doesn’t in any way endorse murders or any sort of vigilante attacks. The judicial system of Pakistan and the religious speakers and activists need to come up with a plan that would help prevent such incidents.