• publish: 6 November 2015
  • time: 11:13 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2038

Anti-government mullah issued Fatwa to stone Rukhshana to death

Harrowing details are emerging regarding the Afghan girl who was stoned to death in western Ghor province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, preliminary investigation reveal that the 19-year-old Rukhshana was stoned to death based on a Fatwa issued by a local anti-government militant commander who had repeatedly proposed her to marry with his younger brother.

But Rukhshana rejected the bid by Mullah Yousuf which apparently angered him and his younger brother and they ultimately released a Fatwa to stone her to death last week.

According to reports, the Afghan security institutions have identified at least 20 people who were involved in brutal murder of Rukhshana.

The incident took place in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital of western Ghor province of Afghanistan earlier this week.

Local security officials had earlier said that the girl was convicted of eloping and was stoned to death after they were captured by the Taliban militants.

An outrage was sparked both in Afghanistan and internationally after the horrific video of her execution went viral in social media.

The lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament – Wolesi Jirga also called on government to take immediate steps to investigate the brutal execution and detain those involved behind the incident.

They also urged the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs of the country to spread awareness through the local Mullahs regarding the forced marriages which is considered as the main motive behind the growing violence against women.

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