Stop shaving beards: Taliban's edict for Swat men ( click )
Islamabad (PTI): Days after banning girls' education in the troubled northwestern Swat valley, the Pakistani Taliban has directed men in the region to wear Muslim skull caps and stop shaving their beards.
In an edict issued on Tuesday, the militants set January 25 as the deadline for the residents to start wearing caps and growing beards.
They said that after the expiry of the January 25 deadline, no man would be allowed to trim his beard as the Taliban were trying to establish a "complete Islamic society".
"The move was in the best interest of the people," they said.
The beards help spread the Plague, Black Death.
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