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Offline flowers

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/20/us-afghanistan-edict-idUSBRE96J02220130720

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(Reuters) - One of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country.

Just days after the United States launched a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan, a senior member of the country's top religious leaders' panel said he would not intervene over a draconian edict issued by clerics in the Deh Salah region of Baghlan province.

Deh Salah, near Panshir, was a bastion of anti-Taliban sentiment prior to the ousting of the austere Islamist government by the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in 2001.

But the eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject.


Now reuters is calling sharia conservatism? This is even to low for reuters, maybe not.....
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the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism
 



Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 05:57:31 PM »
The Afghans had a chance, they stuck with the tribal leaders who seem to have stuck with the Taliban.

Bring our soldiers home.


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