Pakistani Soldier Stoned to Death

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  1. afako

    afako Regular Member

    Aug 18, 2010
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    A security source in Pakistan's Kurram tribal district says a man who tried to elope with a woman has been stoned to death.

    Requesting anonymity, local sources confirmed to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that the incident happened in a graveyard in the city of Parachinar.

    They identified the victim by the single name Nooruddin, and said he was in the Pakistani Army.

    The woman in the incident was reportedly unharmed.

    The sources told Radio Mashaal that local authorities attempted to stop the killing but failed to convince a hard-line Shi'ite group, Tehrik-e Hussainia Parachinar, to pardon the victim.

    The Pakistani military has not commented.

    Parachinar's population is predominantly Shi'ite and comes from the Turi and Bangash Pashtun tribes.

    Tribal codes sometimes stipulate honor killings for individuals attempting to marry without family approval.

    Man Reportedly Stoned To Death In Pakistan
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  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Apr 5, 2009
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    Pakistani soldier publicly stoned to death for love affair

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, PAKISTAN: A Pakistani soldier was publicly stoned to death on the order of a tribal court in the country's northwestern Kurram region for having an affair with a local woman, government officials and tribesmen said on Wednesday.

    Such tribal justice is a stark reminder of the difficulty in establishing a credible civilian administration in Pakistan's semi-autonomous region bordering Afghanistan, despite a series of military operations in the area and Western nations pouring in millions of dollars to help build infrastructure.

    Punjab native Anwar Din, 27, was posted last year to the Parachinar area of Kurram agency where he met Intizar Bibi, 19, while manning a checkpost near her home.

    The two embarked on a romantic relationship, tribal sources said, and he tried to elope with her when he was later posted to the Kashmir region. It was not immediately clear what evidence there was, if any, of a romance.

    "The girl left her home on Monday and met Anwar Din when villagers saw them," said Munir Hussain, the head of the local jirga, or tribal court, that sentenced Din to death. "We took the girl into custody and took the boy to the local graveyard where he was stoned to death and buried."

    Din was killed on Monday, he added. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the jirga had ruled the woman must be shot to death. It was not immediately clear if this had already taken place.

    The army was not immediately available for comment.

    Kurram, the only part of Pakistan's largely lawless border region that has a significant Shia population, is racked by sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia tribes. Anti-Shia ideology from the Taliban and al Qaeda has meant years of bloody fighting.

    Bibi is from Shia while Din was Sunni, Hussain added.

    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas have never been fully integrated into Pakistan's administrative, economic or judicial system.

    Instead, families and tribes often take justice into their own hands, presiding over "jirgas" or "panchayats", gatherings of elders that hand down punishments including rape, killing and the bartering of women to settle scores and restore honour.

    In such tribal justice, women often fair far worse than men.

    Hussain said that the jirga had also requested that another Pakistani soldier, Saif Ullah, be handed over for helping the couple meet and coordinate the planned elopement.

    "The army is here for our security but if they engage in such activities we will not let them stay here," Hussain said. "This is an insult to tribal customs. We will revolt against this."
  4. afako

    afako Regular Member

    Aug 18, 2010
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    Every Pakistani soldier (Ghazi) should have such Affairs.

    And Kuffars should be allowed to Stone them.
  5. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2011
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    Exercise of what is called "Pakhtoonwali", the tribal justice system.

    What is shocking is that even the personnel of Pak Armed Forces are subject to Pakhtoonwali...
  6. Bangalorean

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    Nov 28, 2010
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    So now even men are being stoned to death in pureland. And that too TFTA men like PA guys. It looks like Pakistan is making great strides in gender equality. :hmm:
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  7. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2010
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    appalling indeed

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  8. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

    Feb 23, 2009
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    Are Turi and Bangash considered Pashtuns ? I think there is some doubts.

    However, by executing a Pakistan Army soldier, are they signalling to Taliban that we want continued ceasefire with you ?

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