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J&K's veiled moral brigade

August 30, 2005

Members of hardline Islamic women's seperatist group Dukhataran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) speak with diners at a restaurant in Srinagar, August 30. 

Group leader Aasiya Andrabi led raids on establishments alledgedly operating brothels in the Muslim-majority state and appealed for help in reporting cases of adultery.

The women, travelling in three-wheel auto-rickshaws and cars, staged the raids clad in head-to-veils in line with strict Islamic tradition. 

Andrabi and her team swooped on restaurants and internet cafes where they found teenage boys and girls.

The group has earlier smeared black paint on racy Bollywood film posters portraying scantily clad women.

A few years ago Aasiya was wanted under  the Prevention of Terrorism Act for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence.

Photograph: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Sub: J&K moral

Hey guys ! I agree they must have some good intention ,but who the hell are they to disturb someone else's privacy when they wantedly ...

Posted by sundeep

Sub: Food for thought

Wats behind the veil.Did these women question why are they wearing heat absorbing black.why are we exposing our eyes while they are shut & bling.Pity ...

Posted by asdf

Sub: Who is to say..

Although it paints a pretty picture, so called raids on brothels by former terrorists holds no water. . Once a thief always a thief and ...

Posted by Gautam

Sub: Its ridiculous …. but why complain

OK… so what they are doing might be wrong. So what … isn’t the Shiv Sena , Bajarang Dal, etc doing the same acting as ...

Posted by Suyog

Sub: moral brigade

that is what they should do in Delhi and Bombay.Hail Burka-clad brigade. Din

Posted by din


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