In Egypt, husbands may soon get a right to have sex with their dead wives but only upto six hours from the time death occurs. This is what one may call, height of insensitivity! If reports circulating in the local media are anything to go by, this new legislation would be called, ‘farewell intercourse law’. Egyptian Newspaper, Al-Ahram was the first one to report about this controversial draft. Also there are talks of a proposed change to the minimum age of marriage to 14 years. Both the legislations are thus an aim to emasculate women rights. Egypt’s national council for women (NCW) has come out strongly in protest against this. While these reports of such draft legislations are based on local sources, a view is tracing these reports to Journalists close to ousted President Hosni Mobarak, who seem to have planted the news. The Huffington Post, which earlier covered the news, has now dismissed it as false. Nothing can be concluded until; there is evidence from either side.
The Forthright Fact: Egypt is officially known as The Arab Republic of Egypt. It is located in North Africa and strategically called by west as located in Middle East. Its President of 30 years, Hosni Mobarak was ousted in 2011, as part of a larger revolution, ‘Arab Spring’. Next presidential elections are scheduled for May 2012.