Thursday, November 16, 2006

Just A Little Excessive

Women protested outside parliament as the debate was held (Photo - AP)

Pakistan's national assembly has voted to amend the country's strict Sharia laws on rape and adultery. "It is a historic bill because it will give rights to women and help end excesses against them," Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told parliament after the vote.

Pakistan's religious parties called the new legislation "a harbinger of lewdness and indecency in the country", and against the strictures of the Koran and Sharia law.

Excesses?! Going back to the buffet three times is excessive. Pakistan is awash in misogynistic barbarism of truly mind boggling proportions.

A woman is raped every two hours and gang-raped every eight hours in Pakistan, according to the country's independent Human Rights Commission. Correspondents say these figures are probably an under-estimation as many rapes are not reported.


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