Pakistan wedding dancers sentenced to death
FOUR men and two women have been sentenced to death for dancing at a wedding. Dads and uncles forced to dance at such events can now point to the news from Pakistan and say, “Best not.”
The six dancers were filmed dancing together at a wedding in northern Pakistan. The local tribal council have ruled that the men ar guilty of “staining the honour” of their families. Men and women must remain separate at weddings. It is law.
Abdul Majeed Afridi, district police officer and cha-cha-enthusiast tells media:
“It was decided that the men will be killed first, but they ran away so the women are safe for the moment. I have sent a team to rescue them and am waiting to hear some news…All of them were shown separately in the video. I’ve seen the video taken on a cell phone myself, it shows four women singing and a man dancing in separate scenes and then another man sitting in a separate shot.”
Dancing in public, especially at weddings, is rife with peril for any man. It is best avoided, lest it result in death by a thousand cuts…