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[Taleban] Ban on excessive marriage costs proves popular among young men

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IWPR, 12 September 2010
Two months ago, the Taleban in Tagab district of Kapisa have imposed a new rule that bride-prices should not exceed 3,800 US dollars and it goes down well with the locals. They also banned other costly practices surrounding marriage, including one known locally as ‘takbir’ where up to 50 people visit the bride’s family to receive food and presents, and the ‘gahwara’ or ‘cradle’ custom by which the bride’s family offer expensive gifts when she has her first child.


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