Pakistani authorities have launched an investigation after 4 women were reportedly condemned to death by a tribal jirga for "dancing and singing" with men at a wedding in northern Pakistan.
Clerics had allegedly issued orders for the killing of four women and two men after a mobile phone video emerged of the six singing and dancing at a wedding in a remote village in Kohistan.
The Pakistani Supreme Court asked for the women to be bought before the bench because the incident cannot be verified. The Attorney General Irfan Qadir reiterated that the video was "faulty" and no such incident had taken place, upon which the chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that the women should be produced in court if they have not been murdered.
Mohammad Afzal, who had reported the matter earlier, reiterated that all five women had been killed Dawn News reported.
Afzal said the women, who were also related to him, were killed on May 30th and their throats had been slit.