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Pakistan: No Hugs please

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Religion, Women & Gender

To each its own [1] on why women in Pakistan cannot get their hugs. “As per the fatwa, “hugging” was an illegitimate and forbidden act and Muslim women are expected to stay at home and never venture out uncovered. The fatwa demanded that Bakhtiar be fired, given another unspecified punishment and that her family force her to ask for forgiveness so that she does not repeat this un-Islamic act.”