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purdah

, purda
1. the custom in some Muslim and Hindu communities of keeping women in seclusion, with clothing that conceals them completely when they go out
2. a screen in a Hindu house used to keep the women out of view
3. a veil worn by Hindu women of high caste
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The response from the female folk has been quite encouraging, as a result of which the Tehrik plans to provide more shawls to women willing to observe pardah.
Mohammad Asim Khan along with Director Coordination, Sahibzada Mohammad Tariq, Member District Council/Chairman, Social Welfare, Raza Mohammad Khan visited Pardah Bagh vocational centre.
Fourthly, this study concludes that Pakistani social structure is based on cultural rigidity, cultural biasness, conservatism, and the concept of patriarchic system, strict custom and tradition, customary laws, pardah system, and confinement of women in the boundary wall of home resisting in many ways to restrict women from participating in different fields of life.This study further concludes that Pakistani societal norms hinder women participation in different field of life.
Further, the women of the adopter's family would observe pardah ( veil) in front of such an adopted member because he doesn't belong to the family", he said.
It is considered as a sin for the girls to come in front of strangers without pardah.
Consequently they are more visible as compared to NWFP and Baluchistan where "Pardah" ( the act of veiling ) is strictly observed.( Shah and Bulatao1981; Mumtaz and Shaheed, 1987).
In Islam women are required to observe Pardah (veil) from male hermaphrodite.
Begum Shaista Ikramullah, From Pardah to Parliament (London: The Cresset Press, 1963), p.160; see also, P.
(8) Molly Aitken, "Pardah and Portrayal: Rajput Women as Subjects, Patrons, and Collectors", Artibus Asiae, Vol.
This finding is counter to the role of pardah (seclusion of women and segregation of the sexes among Muslims in South Asia) and associated reluctance to visit male health care providers.
accompanied with Pardah Seekh Kebab, Chowk ki Tikki, Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Dahi Kebab Mogewala..To continue the food sojourn; yet more authentic and lip smacking in the main course will be Bhuna Ghost, Roti pe Boti ( a traditional style of serving red meat on Indian bread), Bhuna Methi palak, Alu Panch Kuta, Rajbhog Curd etc.
QUETTA, June 11 -- Forty-seven couples tied knot in a collective marriage ceremony held under the aegis of Ministry of Women Development government of Balochistan here at Ladies 'Pardah' club on Thursday.