Doesn't wearing Burqah prevent atrocities on women viz teasing,rape etc?
O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed on you raiment to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition. (Quran 7:26)
And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear therof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' so ...more
Pakistan has Burkha law in effect but assaults against women are HIGHEST in Peshawar-Kunar belt what do u say 4 dat?
I have been 2 Pakistan during my stay in US as a part of a US biz delegation there and women in Burkhas certainly get eve teased by youths and by Pak police and army. I have heard Pakistani police officers say stuff like "I wonder what hot volcano lies behind this shield", "If she didn't have this covering she could've been number one porn actress and famous" etc. to women in Burkhas.
But only in arab world after the Prophet Mohammed gave this burqah to the women over there.
We should know that during that times ARAB world did not have systamatic rulers. It was ruled by tribal lords and arab world was having many tribes.
These tribal lords traded women, sold women in markets, The tribal lords used to have many women as slaves. These conditions were harsh for women at that time. So Mohammed the great brought this Burqah and protected the women at that times in arab world. During the same time women in other parts of the world did not face such harsh conditions. The Indian sub-continent already believed that any woman with sindoor and mangal sutra should be treated as devi and no body should have an ill eye on a married lady. Many of the mythological stories have depicted that any man who rapes a married woman gets curse and he enters into hell.
But in present conditions the things have changed the rule is not in ...more
Time has changes with supersonic speed.These day wearing burqah may not by itself be sufficient to mitigate miseries of the womenfolk & may not minimise atrocities perpetrate on them.If you dive deep into the matter you will acknowledge that the ATROCITIES on women are mostly & conveniently practiced by the WOMEN themselves.But since you ask only in reference " rape,teasing etc" these the offences committed by men on the women but "burqah" does not play much role in preventin ...more
Taslima's burqa article sparks violence in K'taka, 2 killed
Shimoga/Hassan (Karnataka): Two people were killed and 15 others were injured in Shimoga and Hassan districts of Karnataka following violence that erupted in protest against an old and translated article of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in a Kannada newspaper. Many places of worship were also targeted.
In the the article titled 'Let's Think Again About The Burqa' , Taslima, in her typically incendiary style, had stated: "If the Quran advises women to use purdah, should they do so? My answer is No. Irrespective of which book says it, which person advises, whoever commands, women should not have purdah. No veil, no chador, no hijab, no burqa, no headscarf. Women should not use any of these things because all these are instruments of disrespect".
The article sparked violence in Shimoga, the hometown of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The violence started when protestors bur ...more