Friday, May 13, 2011

TTP in Kurram issues ‘code of conduct’


Friday, May 13, 2011

HANGU: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Thursday issued leaflets in Kurram Agency orddering the residents to follow its "code of conduct" or face the consequences.

The militants asked the men in lower Kurram valley to grow beards and the women to remain veiled outside their home. The women were instructed to stay at homes and never move out if unaccompanied by immediate family members.

The TTP further said that spending lavishly on weddings and arranging music on such occasions was strictly forbidden in Islam and warned the people to avoid all such practices. The militants also asked the people to offer prayers regularly and pay at least Rs5,000 salary to the prayer leaders in every mosque of the area.

They asked the people to avoid drugs and usury in the area. The leaflets said those involved in such practices must meet Taliban leaders in the area to clarify their position.

The militants directed individuals working with the non-governmental organisations to quit their jobs and clarify their position in the Taliban courts. Through the leaflets, the militants also fixed Rs70,000 cash and 20 grams of gold as dowry for girls.

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