A 17-year-old screaming, burqa-clad girl was whipped by Taliban fighters in
“Please! Enough! Enough” the girl is heard crying. "Please stop it," the girl begged repeatedly. "Either kill me or stop it now." After 34 lashes the punishment stopped and the wailing girl was led into a stone building.
What is her crime??According to local reporters the girl was whipped because she came out of her house with a man who was not her husband. But some residents have revealed a local Taliban commander ordered the beating to get revenge after the girl refused to accept his proposal of marriage.
Pakistan government ceded authority of Swat valley to the Taliban under a peace deal(?), giving them almost a free hand to impose their puritan Islamic rule on the around 600,000 people of Swat and its seven neighbouring districts.