Seventeen year old Rasheda Begum acted in a play that highlighted the forbidden acts of Islam. She thought she was doing the right thing by bringing these issues to light.
- child marriage
Instead the school said she was engaged in "un-Islamic activities" and they caned her in front of her classmates.
Rasheda: "I still do not know what my crime was… The play was all about the bad things that Islam forbids and I thought I was doing the right thing by highlighting the social ills."
They berated her father when he came to the school and spoke on her behalf.