Monday, December 12, 2005


Kite-Flying Ban Extended In Pakistan

`Fly a kite in Pakistan and you could get up to six months in jail.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court voted to extend a ban it imposed in October. As the issue was debated Saturday, kite-makers and enthusiasts rioted outside. Police used batons and tear gas.

The kite-flying ban was ordered because some 19 people died during a popular festival last February in the capital, Lahore. They either fell from roofs or were wounded by metal-lined strings.’

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