Islamabad: Cleric arrested over dancing death decree
ISLAMABAD: Police on Tuesday arrested a cleric accused of sentencing six people to death for singing and dancing at a wedding in the north of the country. “Police have arrested a cleric and his companion for issuing the death decree, but they totally denied it,” local administration official Aqal Badshah Khattak told AFP. The cleric on Tuesday submitted an affidavit in court taking responsibility should any harm fall to the women and to ensure their safety, police said. “If the girls were killed it would be un-Islamic and un-lawful,” the cleric said in the affidavit.