What’s the fact on Shiite Law in Afghanistan?
about 1,000 Afghans swarmed a demonstration of 300 women protesting against a new conservative marriage law on Wednesday. The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.
The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse — a clause that critics say legalizes marital rape. It also regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone.
Women's rights activists scheduled a protest Wednesday attended by mostly young women. But the group was swamped by counter-protesters — both men and women — who shouted down the women's chants.
Some picked up gravel and stones and threw them at the women, while others shouted “Death to the slaves of the Christians!” Female police held hands around the group to create a protective barrier.
The government of President Hamid Karzai has said the Shiite family law is being reviewed by the Justice Department and will not be implemented in its current form. Governments and rights groups around the world have condemned the legislation, and U.S. President Barack Obama has labelled it “abhorrent.”
Though the law would apply only to the country's Shiites — 10 to 20 per cent of Afghanistan's 30 million people.
What the Shiite leaders are saying?
The Shiite leaders in Afghanistan are says that its not mentioned in their law that a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse . But they emphasising that a husband only can sleep in a bed with his wife every four days. Shiite leaders saying that it has quite different meaning when your sleeping with your wife at least every four days with the meaning of you have sex with her in every four days.
It’s the first time that the Shiite minority in Afghanistan with using of the democracy atmosphere passed such kind of law.
What’s the fact?
The mean fact is that Islamic laws has some big different with the democracy and human rights issues which is mostly a westerns culture.
The mean paradox is linked with Afghanistan constitution. Afghan constitution emphasize that no law which is against Islamic rules can be legally in Afghanistan but in this constitution it emphasize that Afghanistan is accepting the human rights issues and other international laws a conventions.