Aljazeera on Pakistan’s military offensive in the Khyber area. Puritanism and women’s rights are issues as well as whether government or local warlords are in control. Women’s rights are even an economic issue for commerce in the city of Peshawar, since village women are not being allowed to travel into the city to shop.
Radio Australia says Pakistan is claiming to have captured 50 militants. It adds, “
Meanwhile around 100 college students staged a rally in Peshawar condemning the operation and calling for its immediate end. They say the offensive was launched at the behest of the United States and was causing food shortages.”
If the militants had come into Peshawar, what do you think they would have done to the college students?