As an immediate consequence, to the extensive reporting and public roar, the parliament was forced to take ‘corrective measures’ and thus it approved The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which was signed by the President on the 21st of April, 2018.
On- 3rd February, 2013 the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, also called the anti-rape bill came into force. Widespread protest and agitations against the gang rape on 16th December 2012 forced the legislature to take immediate action by introducing harsher punishments and broadening the ambit and definition of rape.
In simple words Murder can be defined as killing of a human being by another human being. Under IPC, the concept of murder is dealt in section 299 and 300 which state the definition of culpable homicide and murder respectively.
The current emergent pandemic is extraordinary and certainly call for diverse actions but the practicability of putting an absolute embargo on the legal standards of medical practice don't seem to be justified. The solution may lie in a separate set of directives being issued in light of the prevalent situation so as to balance the interests of the patients, doctors and other stakeholders.
An outright ban would defeat the purpose of a ban as it would only create a black market which is more harmful in the long term. However, regulation and taxation could be a solution to reduce the consumer base until scientific evidences prove their health risk,