Nov 11, 2008

Understanding "Swara" - Giving Minor Girls as Compensation

Samar Minallah made an excellent documentary on "Swara", a custom of settling disputes by giving away female children to the grieved party. The issue became more important as earlier this month, PPP appointed as their educational minister, Mr Bagrani, who was convicted by Supreme court (in Aug 2007) for chairing a jirga that ordered giving away minor girls for settling a murder case. (Details here)

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