Age-old justice tradition losing support in Pakistan

Some tribal leaders now say the culture of giving daughters away as compensation for murder should be scrapped.

    In Pakistan many people in tribal areas still rely on local councils, known as jirgas, to rule on disputes. In some cases, the guilty have to give their daughter away to the victim's family as compensation. However, some tribal leaders now say this age-old justice tradition should be scrapped.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Mardan, Pakistan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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