» 05/27/2010, 00.00
West Aceh police checkpoints and raids against jeans and tight skirts
Since yesterday, police special forces for the implementation of sharia on women and girls of the city of Meulaboh to cover the offending clothing with tunics in accordance with Islam. Police bring more than 20 thousand coats to be distributed free in public places. Controversy of moderate Muslims and human rights activists.
Aceh, the new jihad against tight jeans: "they are contrary to Islam"
The aim of a series of impromptu raids by Tadzkiiratul Ummah conducted by on-site spraying of colored paint is to "moralize" the inhabitants of the Indonesian province which is subject to sharia law. Those wearing jeans or tight clothes are the targets. The leader of the movement accuses authorities: "they do not apply Islamic law". Moderate Muslim movements condemn the action.
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Six-month maternal leave in Sharia-ruled Aceh province
Local authorities double maternal leave. Jakarta criticised the decision, claiming it violates national regulations. Provincial spokesman said the decision was taken to encourage breastfeeding and reduce malnutrition. Human rights advocates praise the measure.
In Padang, Islamic law is now imposed on all
The controversial local laws inspired by sharia are now being applied to non-Muslim citizens. Female students who do not wear the headscarf are suspended, and few have the courage to rebel, because of fear of reprisals from fundamentalists.
Christian politicians against Sharia for non-Muslims
Muslim-based parties have proposed a bill to apply Islamic law to all citizens of the Indonesian province. The proposal comes amid debate aimed at drawing up a new law to govern Aceh following the Helsinki peace accord.
Tight jeans prohibited in Aceh. Women in revolt
The local government intends to introduce a law imposing a dress more in keeping with the precepts of Islam. For men, no shorts. Anyone caught wearing outlawed clothes will be forced to wear "larger" attire that covers the figure. Residents of Jakarta advise "astronaut suits."
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