In a landmark decision, Justice Shahid Jamil of the Lahore High Court has taken a firm stance on the legality of audio or video evidence. This ruling has sparked a conversation about the complexities of justice and privacy in the digital age. In his words, he asserted that any audio or video recording in the absence of its scribe is not admissible as evidence. His interpretation implies that a person featured in an audio or video recording is a victim, not an accused. Furthermore, he underscored the state’s responsibility to take action against the person who recorded the audio or video. In case of state inaction, it could be presumed that they are complicit in the act. This revolutionary ruling reinforces the notion of privacy and consent in the digital sphere and offers a unique perspective on the digital rights of citizens.
As this ruling resonates strongly with our commitment to justice and democracy, we wanted to share it with our readers on InsafInternational.com. We believe it will stimulate thoughtful conversations about our rights and responsibilities in this increasingly digitized world.