Jirga justice: Man attempting to elope stoned to death

300-strong crowd gathered on a ground in Parachinar, where they stoned the blindfolded worker.


News Desk March 12, 2013
On Monday evening, Noorud­din came to Parachinar to elope with the girl but her family found out and locked him in a room after roughing him up. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD



A man was allegedly stoned to death for attempting to elope with a girl in Parachinar, the headquarters of the Kurram tribal region, on Tuesday.


An official of the political administration and three tribesmen, including an elder of the local tribe confirmed The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity that the man, Nooruddin, was stoned to death near a graveyard in Parachinar around noon.

The tribal elder said the accused was blindfolded and brought to the ground where more than 300 men started throwing stones at him until he died.

Sources said that Nooruddin, a resident of Mianwali district of Punjab, was a government employee in Parachinar where he started a love affair with a local girl. He was transferred to Azad Kashmir. However, he continued to maintain the relationship.

On Monday evening, Noorud­din came to Parachinar to elope with the girl but her family found out and locked him in a room after roughing him up.

A jirga was convened to decide his fate. “It was decided that according to the tribal code ‘tora’, both the man and girl would be killed.” The fate of the girl remained unclear till the filing of this report.

Officially, the political administration refused to confirm the incident.


Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (12)

HolierThanThough | 8 years ago | Reply

@Anjem Choudary

Not only is it allowed, it is promoted... you are soooooo right. They should not make a big deal about it. This is just the way normal people behave.

We should stone the people who are against this stoning. How dare they go against religion.

Shame on you btw.... i feel sorry for you. :/

Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

Good job. Continue to make a fool of muslims with these barbaric arts. We don't need any enemies when our own people are stupid like this.

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