Lead author of the new study, Sultan Mehmud of Russia’s New Economic School, told AFP he was interested to see what judges do while fasting.
For the study, Mehmood and two other economists reviewed the judgments of India and Pakistan over the past 50 years. They reviewed the data of about five lakh cases and the work of about 10,000 judges.
Mehmood said they were ‘surprised’ to see the opposite in the results of ‘The Hungry Judge Effect’ research. Because, studies have shown, the number of acquittals by Muslim judges increased during fasting. But the study found that this was not the case with non-Muslim judges.
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