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Nazari wants public punishment for offenders of women rights

Nazari wants public punishment for offenders of women rights

Aug 11, 2018 - 19:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Womeninfo-icon Affairs Minister Dilbar Nazari has expressed concern over growing terrifying incidents of violence against women and demanded a public punishment for individual involved in incidents of violence against women.

Addressing a three-day seminar on “Violence against Women and Juvenile Prosecutor” arranged by the Attorney General Office (AGO), Nazari said only in the past one week three daunting incidents of violence against women happened in the country.

A man threw acid on his wife’s face last week in Kabul, another man set his wife on fire in Panshir, and a Mullahinfo-icon kidnapped a minor girl from Nangarhar and brought her to Kabul, she said.

“The repetition of such incidents was a point of concern, my request from the president and AGO is to punish the perpetrators of these incidents in the public,” she asked.

She warned the number of violent incidents against women may surge if the perpetrators are not punished.

She termed the presence of women attorney generals in the AGO important and asked them to ensure justice is equally practiced.

Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hameedi while addressing the Seminar said the acid attack shocked everyone and individuals involved in the incident had been arrested.

He said the culture of escaping punishment has ended and the AGO in the future would deal more strictly in incidents of violence.

According to the Ministry of Women Affairs last year 5,300 incidents of violence, including murder, torture, sexual attack, early age marriages and others happened against women.



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