Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Celebrate This Bit of Diversity If You Will

President Pervez Musharraf, who is trying to project Pakistan as a moderate and progressive Muslim nation, has condemned violence against women and said his government was committed to ensuring victims got justice.

The women in the latest incident had separated from her husband but had gone to his family's house to see her daughter, police said.

Her father-in-law chained her up and that night he and the others took her to a river bed on the edge of their village of Mohammadpur and cut off her feet.