March 13, 2013
Pakistani Soldier Stoned To Death After Being Accused Of Love Affair
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The two embarked on a romantic relationship, tribal sources said, and he tried to elope with her when he was later posted to the disputed Kashmir region. It was not immediately clear what evidence there was, if any, of a romance.
"The girl left her home on Monday and met Anwar Din when villagers saw them," said Munir Hussain, the head of the local jirga, or tribal court, that sentenced Din to death. "We took the girl into custody and took the boy to the local graveyard where he was stoned to death and buried."
Din was killed on Monday, he added. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the jirga had ruled the woman must be shot to death. It was not immediately clear if this had already taken place.
Reuters blames the brutal punishment on "tribal justice," as though 1400 years of Islamic influence has nothing to do with it.
In fact, in Reliance of the Traveller, the jurisprudence of Islamic Law, it states the penalty for fornication is stoning (section o12).