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Pakistani militants intimidated the Pakistani barber

February 18 2007
15:05

In the Pakistani district of Bajaur, local barbers refused to shave their beards for men after they started receiving threats. Local barbers are going to post in their establishments announcement that shaving it is no longer practiced.

The administration okrugazayavili that a few days ago, local barbers were hand-written leaflet in which they warned of the penalties for violations of Islamic laws.

It is anticipated that these threats can be Taliban or close to these extremist groups. District of Bajaur is in the tribal border with Afghanistan, where virtually no effect of Pakistani law.

When the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the men were strictly forbidden to shave their beards. The Taliban also requires all women to wear clothing that completely covers her bare body parts, including the face and hands, reports the BBC.

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