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    West Aceh enforces trousers ban

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    Tight trousers are off limits to women in West Aceh, Indonesia.

    The sharia police stop women who break the dress code, forcing them to wear a long skirt handed out by the government.

    The policy is supposed to enforce Sharia law in Aceh but critics say it distracts attention from economic problems in the region.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Meulaboh in the Aceh province of Indonesia.