THIS is apropos your editorial ‘Vulnerable communities’ and Irfan Husain’s article ‘Life under Taliban’ (Feb 22). After the recent talks with the militants we now know what they mean by Sharia: all non-Muslims and those Muslims who do not follow their version of Islam should immediately be forced to convert or be killed.
All cinema houses, barber shops and shops selling music/video films should be bombed. Women should be allowed to leave their houses only in emergencies, female education be banned and boys be educated only in madressahs.
As for the Kalash and Ismailis, whom the Taliban have threatened to kill, they can either migrate en masse or take up arms in self-defence. Taliban supporters, like some of our leaders, will be happy to live under their rule.
Shakir Lakhani
Printed in DAWN, March 5, 2014