Will the Islamophobia never end? “J&K women told to keep veil, not to use mobile,” by Zulfikar Majid for the Deccan Herald, August 12 (thanks to Lachlan):
Taking a cue from Taliban extremists, militants in Kashmir have threatened to throw acid on the faces of women who use mobile phones and don’t keep veil.
They have also warned members and heads of panchayats to quit the panchayats within a week.
Handwritten posters, bearing the stamp of hitherto unknown terror organisation “Al-Qaeda Mujahideen,” appearing in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, have warned women and girls to wear hijab and abstain from wearing provocative dresses “failing which they have to face acid attacks.”
“We appeal to the people to ensure purdah of their girls. They should not allow their girls to go out of their homes without purdah. If we spot any woman without purdah we will sprinkle acid on her face,” read the posters in Urdu.
The terror outfit also warned the girls to desist from using mobile phones. “If we spot any girl using mobile phone she will be shot dead instantly,” the posters read.Reports said the acid attack threats have sparked panic and fear among women in Shopian….