Afghan women hit by stones at rally against marital law

A group of some 1,000 Afghans swarmed a demonstration of 300 women protesting against a new conservative marriage law on Wednesday.

The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.

The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse – a clause that critics say legalizes marital rape. It also regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone.

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