Extremist Group Threatens To Shoot Women Government Workers
The Pakistan-based extremist militia, Lashker-e-Toiba, issued a death threat on Thursday to 22,000 government workers in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir if they participated in a statewide census. The death threat also included a warning that women who do not wear the "purdah" (veil) while on the streets will be shot in the leg. A spokesman for the Lashker-e-Toiba stated that "if any one of the 22,000 government employees is seen participating in the census operation her or she will be killed without warning." Lashker-e-Toiba is suspected of working closely with extremist groups in Afghanistan including those like the Taliban, which are aligned with Osama bin Laden.
Media Resources: e Times of India (http://www.timesofindia.com) 07 September 2000
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