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Some parts of Afghanistan's Elimination of Violence Against Women law is not in accordance with the provisions of Islamic Sharia law and will not be enforced by mullahs, Deputy Minister of Hajj Daee-ul-Haq Abed said on Tuesday.
"This act is against Islamic provisions so it would be difficult for our mullahs to implement it," Abed said in response to an activist asking if the Hajj Ministry will promote the law through the Islamic leaders.
Afghanistan Independent Human Right Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said it has registered more than 3,000 cases of violence against women in the first six months of the current Persian year.
The commission said that the massive number of cases is related to a greater awareness about what the rights of women were leading to more reporting of situations that go against this.
Afghan Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a local armed commander in southwestern Uruzgan province following complaints from local residents of his cruelty and abuse.
Residents of Khas district of Uruzgan province on Tuesday complained to the parliamentary complaints commission that the local armed commander Hakim Shujaee, who appeared to be associated with the Afghan Local Police (ALP), was killing and raping residents.