Sharia Law Bans Tight Pants In Indonesia

May 30th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

2608_thumbzoom May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Islamic districts of Indonesia have decided to implement the Sharia law which bans women from wearing tight pants or dresses in public.

Special police force detained women found to be dressed improperly according to the Sharia Law. The detention was carried out in the areas of West Aceh and Pasi Jambu. The found to violate the law were given 200,000 long skirts which are supposed to bring them to the right track. The garment sellers have also been instructed not to store such sexy outfits.

The ban went into effect from Thursday when the police seized 18 jean clad women and handed them the long skirts instead. The shop keepers were warned of dire consequences with their licenses being revoked should they try to sell sexy garments.

However, the women complained that they were being treated like terrorists and that wearing pants had made them more comfortable while travelling as motorbikes were the main form of transportation in the country. The human rights groups, on the other hand, have condemned the move and said that it violates both the international law as well as the Indonesian constitution.

Although the Sharia law has been enforced on a single district so far, other parts of the country have been asked to respect it. The district is also planning to implement other more severe forms of the Sharia including stoning an adulterer to death.

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