Flogging – real or fake


April 17, 2010

KARACHI: What exactly is one to make of Awab Alvi’s article of April 17 titled ‘Flogging my sentiments’? What does he mean by putting key words like evidence in single quotes? Is he ignoring, perchance, the remarks by then Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan who said on record that the girl was indeed flogged by members of the group?

If someone stage-managed it, as Mr Alvi claims, what would be the motive behind doing something like that? Mr Alvi suggests that the military “may have leveraged the video in order to justify the army operation against the Taliban”. Who is he kidding? Surely, the Taliban had been slaughtering the people of Swat on a daily basis, they were burning and bombing schools — did people really need to be convinced of their barbaric ways? Mr Alvi, could you please answer this?

COMMENTS (2)

Tanzeel | 10 years ago | Reply Flogging video has already done the damage, now I don’t think it matters for masses whether it was fake. There are hundreds of issues for Pakistanis and the world to ponder. Why would a common man even think about what happened in past. The fact has been established that Taliban are the enemy of Pakistan, now no campaign to restore their image would work in near future.
Tanzeel | 10 years ago | Reply Flogging video has already done the damage, now I don't it matters for masses whether it was fake. There are hundreds of issues for Pakistanis and the world to ponder. Why would a common man even think about what happened in past. The fact has been established that Taliban are the enemy of Pakistan, now no campaign to restore their image would work in long term.
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