Afghan parliament halts debate on women's rights law
18 May 2013 Last updated at 19:21 BST
A debate by Afghan MPs about beefing up a law to prevent violence against women has been halted amid angry scenes.
Parliament's speaker ended the debate after 15 minutes after traditionalists called for the law to be scrapped.
A law banning violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages was passed by presidential decree in 2009, but did not gain MPs' approval.
David Loyn reports.