KABUL, Afghanistan — Straight-backed, his bearing almost regal, Malik
Niaz, 82, entered the Afghan president’s compound this month, proudly
wearing his best turban: a silk one from Turkestan in the north of the
country, gray and black and white, its long tail draped gracefully over
He watched in disbelief as the guard asked the elder ahead of him to remove his turban and lay it on the table. Mr. Niaz, who had journeyed more than eight hours on rugged roads, shuddered.
Read the complete story(Some news sites require registration)