Those who romance in Qatar will get 7 years in jail, only husband and wife will get exemption
FIFA Football World Cup 2022 is being held in the Arab country Qatar in November this year. Meanwhile, a large number of football lovers from all over the world will arrive here. FIFA World Cup 2022 Football fans may face various challenges. Qatar is already in the news for its stand on LGBTQ and human rights violations. It is now reported that Qatar has also banned one-night stands and public romance during the World Cup.
According to the report, Qatar has made it clear that foreign guests should follow the strict laws of the country. Here the police say that a couple can be jailed for up to seven years for having sex without a spouse. Apart from this many other strict laws have been imposed by the Qatari government. Which can be difficult for western travelers to follow.
Homosexuality and single sex is a major crime
Islamic Sharia law is in force in Qatar. According to which having sex with each other is a big crime. Along with the provision of punishment for homosexuality. The report quoted Qatari police as saying that foreign nationals could face up to seven years in prison for such crimes. Having sex with the consent of a couple other than the husband or wife will also be considered an offense.
If the surname is different, then the hotel room will not be available.
Partying and drinking after a football match will also be banned in Qatar. Also, if a man and a woman do not have the same surname, then they will not be given a room together in a hotel. To get a room together, they have to prove that they are husband and wife.
‘Romance is not part of our culture’
“Open romance is not part of Qatari culture, so we can’t allow foreign guests to come here,” FIFA World Cup chief executive Nasser said. At the same time, he said, his first concern is the safety of the football fans who come to watch the World Cup.
Qatar is not the only country that has such strict rules. Such rules are common in most Arab countries under Sharia law. Having sex before marriage and with someone other than your spouse is considered a major crime. For this, punishment ranges from whipping to imprisonment and the death penalty in various countries of the Middle East.