Friday, April 3, 2009

Taliban and their non-respect for women

34 lashes as punishment for what exactly?

(...)Reached by phone, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the flogging. "She came out of her house with another guy who was not her husband, so we must punish her. There are boundaries you cannot cross," he said. He defended the Taliban's right to thrash women shoppers who were inappropriately dressed, saying it was permitted under Islamic law.(...)

Sher Muhammad Khan, an official in Swat with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said: "They have committed so many atrocities since the peace deal. They have taken entire control of the district. There is nobody to control them; they decide disputes according to their whims."(...)(...)The woman in the video, named as Chaand and believed to be aged 17, was punished (...) on suspicion of having had an illicit relationship with a married man. She did not receive a trial. "The whole case is based on the suspicions of one neighbour," said Minallah. The woman's brother is among the men pinning her down, she added. "It's symbolic that he does it with his own hands. It gives him honour in local society, that he has done it for the sake of religion."

Since the peace deal, women have been beaten for shopping unaccompanied in Mingora's main market and dozens of girls' schools remain closed, many of them bombed.(...)

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Anonymous said...

If being appropriately dressed is one of the concerns of the Taliban then why are they UNCOVERING this woman?

zaki said...

I cannot beleive you have not received any comments against the brutal violence perpetrated against women... I am appaled.. then again what is there to do against these barbaric practices..

I would like to curse the taliban but I am not a believer so it would not work for me... but I wish them worse sufferings these women are suffereing from...

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