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Students raid Islamabad brothel

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    Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 09:01 GMT 10:01 UK Students raid Islamabad brothel  Dozens of young women from a religious school in the Pakistani capital,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 28, 2007
      Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 09:01 GMT 10:01 UK
      Students raid Islamabad brothel


      Dozens of young women from a religious school in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, have broken into a brothel and kidnapped the manager.
      The students from the Jamia Hafsa madrassa burst into the brothel late on Tuesday, demanding it be shut down.
      The students say they have a right to end immoral activity under Islamic law.
      The BBC's Navdip Dhariwal in Islamabad says it is the first time such bold Taleban-style activity seen elsewhere in Pakistan has occurred in the city.
      Police have not stepped in to rescue the brothel manager, who was taken by the women back to the madrassa after refusing to close her premises.
      She is still being held against her will.
      The girls have also demanded that video owners close their stores.
      Our correspondent says it appears the administration is reluctant or helpless to take action against the students.
      Taleban-style activity has been seen in Pakistan's tribal areas and in North West Frontier Province, where religious groups have tried to clamp down and impose Islamic law on local people.

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