Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Pakistan, India, Muslims and treatment of women
This is a follow up to my post earlier today. According to a press release from Voice of America:
"The Bush administration says it has intervened with Pakistan at senior levels in the case of Mukhtaran Mai, and that the Pakistani woman is now free to travel abroad, including to the United States."
Applause. Our government acted. Thanks to Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times and others who took up the cause of Mukhtar Mai.
Sharia Laws and Indian Muslims
Don't know where they crawl out from but some Muslims in India do not want to be behind their brethren in Pakistan.
" An Indian woman who was allegedly raped by her father-in-law is now being ordered by a Muslim council of community elders to marry him.
The council says under Islamic law the rape has nullified her marriage, according to media reports.
But a top Muslim body in India has rejected the argument saying it is not valid under Sharia (Islamic) law."
BBC-Woman ordered to marry rapist