May 26, 2018

Couple caned publicly for marrying without family’s consent (Punch)

Couple caned publicly for marrying without family’s consent (Punch)

Taliban militants whipped a man and a woman for marrying without their family’s approval, and for eloping from Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.

“The incident happened in the Bandar area of Kohistanat district, an area under the control of Taliban,” provincial police spokesman Karim Yurish told dpa.

The couple had fled to the province of Ghor in western Afghanistan after their marriage was denied by the families, but they were later brought back with the intervention of elders, Yurish said. Read more

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