Privacy on hold in Sri Lanka

03/4/2009 | Washington Post, The

With women representing more than two-thirds of the suicide bombers employed by the rebel Tamil Tigers during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, security officers are taking intrusive steps to prevent attacks. "The frisking in Sri Lanka now is very intimate, and it feels shocking and rude," one woman said. "But it's a question we are asking in India and maybe all over the world, also: Is it worth it if it stops even one female with a bomb in her bra?"

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