Sudan To Ban Female Genital Mutilation, Allow Alcohol For Non-Muslims: Sudan will ban FGM, a observe which entails removing of exterior feminine genitalia.(Representational)

Sudan To Ban Female Genital Mutilation, Allow Alcohol For Non-Muslims

Khartoum:

Sudan will allow non-Muslims to devour alcohol and strengthen girls’s rights, together with banning feminine genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister stated late on Saturday, in a reversal of virtually 4 many years of hardline Islamist insurance policies.

About 3% of Sudan’s inhabitants is non-Muslim, in keeping with the United Nations.

Alcoholic drinks have been banned since former President Jaafar Nimeiri launched Islamic legislation in 1983, throwing bottles of whisky into the Nile within the capital Khartoum.

The transition authorities which took over after autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled final yr has vowed to guide Sudan to democracy, finish discrimination and make peace with rebels.

Non-Muslims will not be criminalised for ingesting alcohol in personal, Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari informed state tv. For Muslims, the ban will stay. Offenders are usually flogged underneath Islamic legislation.

Sudan may even decriminalise apostasy and ban FGM, a observe which generally entails the partial or whole removing of the exterior genitalia of women and girls, he stated.

Ladies may even not want a allow from male members of their households to journey with their kids.

Nimeiri’s introduction of Islamic legislation was main catalyst for a 22-year-long struggle between Sudan’s Muslim north and the primarily Christian south that led in 2011 to South Sudan’s secession.

Bashir prolonged Islamic legislation after he took energy in 1989.

Sudanese Christians reside primarily in Khartoum and within the Nuba mountains close to the South Sudan border. Some Sudanese additionally comply with conventional African beliefs.

The transition authorities led by Abdalla Hamdok runs the nation in an uneasy coalition with the navy which helped take away Bashir after months of mass protests.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

 

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