3rd April 2009 was the horrific day for the people of Pakistan, Video of a 17 years old girl flogged by Talibans in Swat have been shown on leading News Channels of Pakistan.
The Video was so horrific that few News Channels even tagged the video as PG (Not suitable for under age).
In the Video a Girl (Chand Bibi) was lying face down on the ground and 2 people holding her both legs and hands, the third Talib is flogging her, The Girl is crying and asking for mercy in Pushto, in the back ground lots of people can be seen standing and a Talib holding AK 47 assault rifle can also be seen. After the flogging the girl got up and escort in a mud house by Talibans.
MQM the Biggest Political force of Karachi and Second Largest Party of Sindh described the flogging as barbaric and against Islamic Laws; MQM also holds a huge women rally in Karachi protesting against this flogging as well as 5th April 2009 as a Black and Condemnation Day.
MQM is heavily criticized by Right wing parties of Pakistan especially Jamat e Islami who actually started a slander campaign against MQM on SMS and on internet, The Jamat who is now led by Munawwar Hassan openly sides with Talibans, (Who are killings innocent Men Women and Children in Mosques, Imam Bargahs in suicide attacks and beheading Pakistani Soldiers) called MQM criticism against flogging as Un Islamic and try to relate the incident with Hudood Laws of Quran.
Hudood Laws in Quran and Swat Incident.
In Quran Allah All Mighty Said in Surah Noor:
(1) The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of believers witness their punishment. (2) The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress or an idolatress, and the adulteress none shall marry save an adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden unto believers. (3) And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony - They indeed are evil-doers –
Now if we compare Swat incident it is actually against what has been ordered in Quran.
In Quran Allah Said : The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of believers witness their punishment.
Talibans only slapped her 34 which is not a Quranic Punishment as Allah clearly said in Quran give them 100 lashes, so why Talibans didn’t complete the Punishment prescribed in Quran? Do they show mercy? OR they actually don’t know how much to be give to a girl? ( In Both the Cases it is Clear Talibans are Not Aware of What Allah Said in Quran).
Secondly in Islamic law a Na Mahram can not touch a Muslim Woman, But Talibans clearly violates the Islamic Shariah and male Taliban Members were seen holding the woman.
Thirdly Quran and Islam made a system of justice, The question is whether these Talibans had 4 Witnesses against that Girl and the Boy they accused of Adultery?
Fourthly, Who can implement those Quranic Laws? State or a group of Armed Men who called themselves talibans who are not only murdering people in the name of Islam and also doing horrific, Barbaric and Un Islamic acts like Digging graves of people they killed and then putting out the dead bodies from the graves and hanging them on the streets ?
Did Allah give right to implement those Islamic Laws and Punishments to a Muslim State where a Judge after listening the case and witnesses can order punishment OR some people with out the knowledge of Islam with out having any religious Degree can do that?
FAKE Video Allegations.
After the video has been on aired by different TV Channels, The Channels starts taking views of concern people about this horrific incident.
Everyone including Talibans and NWFP government accepts that incident was occurred.
The NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar also accepts that this incident occurred in Swat but said it was happened in January 2009 and the purpose of this video is to sabotage the on going Peace Accord Between Talibans and NWFP Government.
Witnesses Quoted that the incident was happened.
Now the Question is when every concern authority was accepting that the incident occurred what happened over night that all the concern people backed off from their statements and start calling the video as Fake?
The CJP of Pakistan took Sue Moto action in this regard and asked the Chief Secretary NWFP and Commissioner Swat to Present the Girl in Supreme Court but they failed to do so by making stupid excuses.
From all the facts it is quite clear that the girl would never be produced in the Court OR might not be present till the marks of flogging present on her Back as CJP can ask for her Medical Checkup.
It is also clear that the act by Talibans was against Islamic Laws and the Video is also not fake as on 3rd April Talibans accepts the responsibility of this incident and NWFP Government confirms that the incident was occurred in Swat.
The Slender campaign against MQM from ANP(Sold themselves to Talibans) and Right Wing Parties who wants to make Pakistan a Lauch Pad of Islamic Terrorism is just to malign the facts and a last effort to gain some popularity in masses in the name of Islam, These parties are also trying to convince people that what had happen in Swat was Islamic OR if some one argue about How it was Islamic then the Video Become FAKE.
I salute MQM and Altaf Hussain for raising their voice against this barbaric and un human act of Talibans in the name of Islam.