Pakistan at War: Video of Girl Flogged by Taliban in Swat. Chief Justice Takes Suo Moto Notice

Posted on April 3, 2009
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Society
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This is a VERY DISTURBING video. Please view at your own discretion.

It is important, however, that we speak about and shout out about this video.

It shows a 17-year old girl being flogged by a Taliban leader of some sort in a perverted form of justice. Reportedly the incident happened in Kalakalay, Swat around 3 months ago (before the supposed peace deal with the government). The girl is being ‘punished’ for going somewhere without a male relative. Supposedly, the male companion was also flogged.

This video is also be discussed vigorously at Pakistaniat’s new Facebook page. Some of that disussion does not carry over here, although we hope it ultimately will.

In more recent developments, supposedly Sufi Mohammad in Swat has condemned the act and said this was not Baitullah’s Taliban. More importantly, the recent reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has taken su moto notice of this incident. According to The News

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Friday took a suo motu notice of the media footage in which a 17 year old girl is being whipped out in the broad daylight in Swat. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhdy ordered the matter to be presented before a larger bench on April 6. He also summoned Secretary Interior, IG and Chief Secretary on April 6. He ordered formation of 8-member larger bench to be headed by himself.

This is a story that all Pakistanis and all Muslims must speak about and speak against. There are those who will try to make this a story about what Pakistan or Islam is. Such bigoted approaches are to be resisted. This is not a story about what Pakistan is. This is clearly not about what Islam is. This is a story about what the enemies of Islam and enemies of Pakistan are doing. This is a story about what Pakistan must not allowed to become. The bad news is obvious in the video itself. The bad news is about the criminality being conducted in the name of religion. The good news is that the media, the judiciary and ordinary Pakistanis ARE speaking up and speaking out. We must do more so. For if we do not speak out against this criminality, who will?

253 responses to “Pakistan at War: Video of Girl Flogged by Taliban in Swat. Chief Justice Takes Suo Moto Notice”

  1. Aamir Ali says:

    @Adnan

    The problem with mullahs like you is that you get emotional quickly and begin rants that are devoid of truth and logic.

    The newspaper article you mentioned has NO NAMES and NO IDENTITIES. You also have the inconvenient fact that the Taliban leader Muslim Khan, accepted responsibility for flogging the poor girl, among their many many other crimes.

    So your beloved Taliban are still criminals who deserve to be eliminated, and that is what Armed Forces and Lashkar are doing. You can continue stroking your beard and fuming, it doesn’t change any facts.

  2. Adnan says:

    @Aamir Ali: The problem with radical leftists that they always come up with some lame excuse to comfort their own extremism. I remember same Jang group published about flogging video then every tom dick and harry was chanting out like radicals here and there and now same news source quoted Pakistani army officials about reality than these leftists started denying it.

    “Don’t forget that the Taliban accepted responsibility for flogging the gir”

    Like you me also listened that on a media. Are you claiming yo met that talibanic leader yourself?

    My friend its you and other leftists who are in state of phobia and yet unable to admit reality around them.

    The Video was first advertised by SamarMinAllah, the lady leftist radical who runs an NGO. Everyone in Pakistan knows how these West funded NGOs propagate their propaganda in the name of Charity. The role of these fundo NGOs is not hidden. Yes it would be for those who prefer to burry their heads in sand.

    Now your masters, US and England are in negotiation with Talibans in Afghans? What would you do now? you liberals once again used as a toy and left all alone? Your infinite babbling is not being heard by your masters either.

    If you have guts and moral courage then dare to condemn US ,India and UK who are eager to deal with “peaceful Talibans”

    I feel pitty for you, friend.

  3. Aamir Ali says:

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    The article does not contain any names of NGO’s or other specific information. It only has claims by unnamed sources, hence it does not pass journalistic muster.

    Don’t forget that the Taliban accepted responsibility for flogging the girl, and committed many other crimes in Swat, Waziristan and Buner.

    Taliban-lovers like you remain in denial and your Taliban are still on the run from brave Pakistani Army and tribal Lashkars.

  4. The infamous Swat flogging video which supported the war in Waziristan was finally found fake. A local NGO gave bribe of Rs.500,000 to the video shooter.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=2314 61

    This is utter shame and height of fascis m of Pakistani left.

    Now someone cage that dirty culprit Samar MinAllah who started all propaganda to start a war in South Waziristan.

    I expect all desi leftists would either hide in bin or would come up with some idiotic answer to defend the fascis m of Pakistani left.

    I have just doubt that Adil and Co would have any moral courage to publish this news.

  5. maira says:

    taliban r killers
    they have no heart
    they r not muslims
    and this is because we did not no the meaning independent country
    and we have no unity

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