Teenage girl’s flogging did not occur in Swat: Taliban

April 4th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.4 (ANI): The Taliban has denied that the flogging of a 17-year-girl took place in the Swat Valley.

“The act is in accordance with shariah, but the flogging did not happen in Swat,” The News quoted Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Muslim Khan, as saying.

Khan said the punishment was according to what is described in the shariah.

“No one would be allowed to interfere in shariah, and if any man or woman commits sin, we will punish them according to sharia. Peace is directly related with the imposition of Islamic laws,” Khan added.

Khan said the video circulated in the media was a fake, and the incident shown in it was another one.

He also warned of taking stern action against the person who captured the video on his mobile.

Pakistani religious scholars have rubbished Taliban claims by saying that the sharia cannot be implemented by any group of individuals and only an authorized court can find a woman guilty on an illicit relation charge. (ANI)

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