KARACHI: A letter threatening action against female athletes taking part in the 30th national games being held in the city, has been distributed over the last two days. The letter claims to have been issued by one of Karachi’s largest madrassas, Jamia Binoria SITE Town, that has categorically rejected it.
“If women are found taking part in any sports event of the national games they will be given punishment on the spot according to Islamic laws,” the letter said. “Thus, all women and the government are warned to take heed. If they do not then government properties and the stadium will be set on fire… and acid will be thrown on the faces of the women taking part in the games.”
Jamia Binoria Almia SITE Town Principal Mufti Mohammad Naeem told Daily Times that the letter was a conspiracy to defame Binoria university. “The people behind this are faceless but we know they are the same people who attacked the outside of the university in August 2004 with two bomb blasts in which 10 students were killed and 54 were injured.”
Source: Daily Times