When a young woman in a remote village of Afghanistan ran away, breaking her engagement, the circumstances almost led to a horribly dangerous feud between the families. However, this was averted by the Provincial Council, a group that works to bring peace among feuding citizens. Set by the authorities in Afghanistan, the Provincial Council solves civil problems by simply sitting down and discussing the matters with the concerned parties. Lawmakers or the police are not involved and the issues are resolved internally and at a quick pace.
Engagements are considered to be very serious and as formal as weddings themselves. So when the girl broke off the engagement and eloped with another man to Kabul, there was a lot of tension. However, with the help of some valid arguments and reminders of the true aspects of the Sharia law, the Provincial Council managed to bring peace back. It argued that the Sharia law allows everyone, men and women, their basic human rights. In fact it was from here that the western world first learnt about the importance of equality and rights. According to Sharia laws, a marriage can only be solemnized if both the bride and the groom agree to the match. However, in this case, the girl wasn’t asked for her opinion and so annulling the engagement became simpler.
The Taliban had imposed a lot of anti-women laws in the country, which also form the components of the Sunni laws. However, true Sharia law protects women and thankfully the people of such remote villages are willing to accept these laws. They also are accepting the Provincial Council, which works swiftly and provides solutions in a better and hassle free manner.
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