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PAKISTAN: Extremists target schoolgirls in north

10 Dec 2007 16:11:57 GMT
Source: IRIN
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PESHAWAR, 10 December 2007 (IRIN) - In some parts of Mansehra District in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the familiar early morning scenes of children going to school have changed. Rather than regular school uniforms, often topped with a white 'dopatta' (head scarf) or shawl traditionally worn by schoolgirls, more and more of all but the youngest girls are donning the head-to-toe 'burqa', or full-length veil.

"This is part of the 'Talibanisation' taking place across the NWFP," said Uzma Hammad, 30, a teacher and social activist in Mansehra District. "We are all terrorised by it," she said, adding that it was "vital that people, especially women" fought back against the new wave of


Added: Dec-13-2007 
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