On 3rd April 2009, many TV channels of Pakistan showed a mobile phone made video, in which a veiled young girl was being beaton with lashes. She was turned upside down on ground and two men were holding her hands and feet, while a third man, with beard, was beating her on back with lashes. Many men were also shown standing and watching the scene silently.
It has been reported that the incident took place in Swat where the lady was punished as per Sharia law after knowing that she had gone out of home with her father-in-law.
Unfortunately, this sad and brutal incident once again hit non other than Islam. There is no such teaching in this greatest religion that going out of a woman with her father-in-law is a sin. Father-in-law is just like the real father as he is not allowed to marry his daughter-in-law ever. Uneducated people are doing such acts for opening criticism against the Islamic teachings. It seems that its a conspiracy against the peace pact between the Pakistani government and Taliban, who just wanted the implementation of Sharia law in Swat valley.
Some religious personalities of Swat have come up with a view that the incident did not take place at all in Swat and it seems that it has been done with a planned mind to make people furious against the religious bodies in Swat. People yesterday held out protesting demonstrations allover the country, in which they held banners and placards highlighting their anger over the incident. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken action against this incident and has formed a judicial committee to probe the matter. We hope that the picture will be clear very soon and the culprits would be brought to the justice.