In the name of kindness and humanity, don't charge her!
I know this is falling on deaf ears. You're going to charge her anyway, in the name of Syariah and Islam.
So, why don't you get the boy who fathered the child. Charge him too!
Religious authorities in Tumpat, Kelantan are charging an 18-year-old student for having a child out of wedlock last month at her religious school.
Kelantan Syariah prosecution chief Che Hashim Derahman said (reported in the New Straits Times) that the student is expected to be charged next month under Section 16 of the Syariah Criminal Code 1985 of the Kelantan Syariah Enactment.
Read the NST report HERE.
This girl made a mistake. How did she get to make that mistake?
I think society has failed her. Along with the school, the community. And I can go on.
She needs counselling by professionals to get on with her life.
She does not need to be punished this way.
She is the first to be charged under the Syariah for the "offence".
But you know, she is not the first teenager to have committed the "offence". Will she be the last?