Circumcision "test" not helping Pakistan to identify Indian spies
How does unavailability of barbers in Waziristan and other tribal areas prevent Pakistani intelligence agencies from identifying "Indian" spies? Blame it or "circumcision" evidence - or the lack of it..!. This is because neither hospitals nor barbers are available in Waziristan tribal regions, many people in those areas doest not undergo circumcision which is mandatory for Muslim males.
ISLAMABAD: In the past, jubilant Pakistani authorities have announced that foreign (read Indian) agents were involved in explosions and attacks in the restive Swat region based on examination of the corpses of the killed attackers.
But the “acid test” cops and officials used to determine whether any of the dead ones was Indian was to check whether the man had been circumcised. If not, they would summarily dub him Hindu and therefore an Indian agent. But as more such cases showed up, in places where there was not a ghost of a chance of any Indian involvement, doctors and officials began to worry about the methodology. It’s then that they stumbled on a little-known anthropological fact about Pashtun tribes in Waziristan, from where many of the Tehreek-e-Taliban or Pakistani Taliban come.