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Outcry over Mangalore ‘moral police’ attack (India)

July 29, 2012


Source: The Pioneer The incident of moral policing in the coastal town of Mangalore on Saturday wherein a group allegedly beat up and harassed young men and women at a home stay added to the woes of Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar. The assaulters have been identified as alleged members of pro-Hindu outfit called Hindu […]

Cop kills sister for not withdrawing case (Pakistan)

July 26, 2012


She was beaten up for riding bike, wearing pants. LAHORE: A woman was shot dead on July 20 by her brother, a police constable, for not withdrawing a case registered against him in April. Tariq Shah, their elder brother of the deceased, said Najma, 35, part of the Sharqpur Inter College for Girls’ cricket team, used […]

Hundreds of Afghan women jailed for ‘moral crimes’

March 28, 2012


Source: BBC NEWS The lack of women’s rights under the Taliban helped to justify western military intervention in Afghanistan Hundreds of Afghan women are in jail for “moral crimes”, including running away and extra-marital sex, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. In a report, it said that women were punished for fleeing domestic abuse and […]

What future for Afghan woman jailed for being raped?

January 14, 2012


Two high profile cases of violence have sparked domestic and international outcry over the treatment of Afghan women, but campaigners fear a winding down of the military campaign will mean the international community will no longer be interested. Gulnaz gave birth to her daughter, Moska, in jail Outside it was a gloriously sunny winter’s day. […]