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Our regular reader from Lahore City Shahid Khan has asked us, what is self defence.?
In this regard famous lawyer, Syed Mahmood ul Hassan Gillani (Advocate) gave the answer, which is as under:
Every body has right to defend himself from any attacker. According to under mentioned section 96, 97 Pakistan penal code of Act 1860.
Section 96: Things done in private defence
Nothing is an offense which is done in the exercise of the right of private defence.
Section 97: Right of private defence of the body and of property.
Every person has a right, subject to the restrictions contained in section 99, to defend;
First: His own body, and the body of any other person, against any offence affecting the human body;
Secondly: the property, whether movable or immovable, of himself or any other person, against any act which is an offence falling under the definition of theft, robbery, mischief or criminal trespass, or which is an attempt to commit theft, robbery, mischief or criminal trespass.
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