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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

निजाम-ए-मुस्तफा में महिला का स्थान - Position of Woman in Rule of Allah Taliban publicly execute Afghan woman over adultery charges

निजाम-ए-मुस्तफा में महिला का स्थान - Position of Woman in Rule of Allah

Taliban publicly execute Afghan woman over adultery charges



According to local authorities in northern Parwan province, a suspected Taliban militant executed an Afghan woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul.
Reuters News Agency that obtained video shows a turban-clad man approaches a woman kneeling in the dirt and shoots her five times at close range with an automatic rifle, to cheers of jubilation from the 150 or so men watching in a village in Parwan province.

A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban shot dead a woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul, a video obtained by Reuters showed, a sign that the austere Islamist group dictates law even near the Afghan capital.

“Allah warns us not to get close to adultery because it’s the wrong way,” another man says as the shooter gets closer to the woman. “It is the order of Allah that she be executed”.

Provincial Governor Basir Salangi quoted by Reuters said the video, obtained on Saturday, was shot a week ago in the village of Qimchok in Shinwari district, about an hour’s drive from Kabul.

Salangi said, “When I saw this video, I closed my eyes … The woman was not guilty; the Taliban are guilty.”

Such rare public punishment was a painful reminder to Afghan authorities of the Taliban’s 1996-2001 period in power, and it raised concern about the treatment of Afghan women 11 years into the NATO-led war against Taliban insurgents.

When the unnamed woman, most of her body tightly wrapped in a shawl, fell sideways after being shot several times in the head, the spectators chanted: “Long live the Afghan mujahideen! (Islamist fighters)”, a name the Taliban use for themselves.

The Taliban could not be reached for comment.

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