Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Us And Them: Acid Attack Dress Code

Srinagar, India - A shadowy rebel group, which sprayed acid on women in Kashmir for violating an Islamic dress code, have asked minority Hindu and Sikh women of the troubled region to dress differently from Muslims.

"For identification, the Hindu women should wear bindi (a coloured dot) on their forehead and Sikh women are requested to cover their heads with saffron-coloured cloth," a statement by the militant Lashkar-e-Jabar said.

"For the implementation of the order on Muslim women, it is necessary to differentiate between Muslim and non-Muslim women," the group added.

The statement was issued to newspaper offices in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir late on Saturday.

Thousands of Muslim women in the strife-torn scenic Himalayan valley have started to wear veils after the Lashkar-e-Jabar assaulted two women. source

Next, Mohammed sees women strung up by hooks thrust through their tongues by a green demon. Their crimes were to "mock" their husbands and to leave their homes without permission. Persian, 15th century.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When home turns hostile
January 1, 2013 | Kelly Kislaya, TNN

Another case in point is the torment Parvati Devi had to suffer for 10 long years. Everyday her husband and mother-in-law would hit her. She finally dared to speak up and now her in-laws are behind the bars.