One of the girls as seen in video

Pakistan: Sisters shot dead for dancing in the rain

Basra and Noor Sheza, ages 15 and 16, killed by radical Muslims for tarnishing family's name by making video of themselves dancing in the rain

Two teenage sisters have been murdered in Pakistan after they were accused of tarnishing their family's name by making a video of themselves dancing in the rain, local media reported.


According to reports, the video was taken six months ago. It shows the two sisters, Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, ages 15 and 16, running around with two younger children. At one point they appear to be dancing.


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However, when the footage was circulated via mobile phones, it caused outrage in the conservative Pakistani town of Chilas, Britain's Daily Mail reported.

צילום לכאורה של שתי הנערות בגשם

Sisters as allegedly seen in video


Police are investigating whether the attack was arranged by the girls' step-brother, who allegedly wanted to 'restore the family's honor' according to The Sunday Times.


The sisters' other brother has filed a case against the step-brother and the four other alleged accomplices who are now believed to be on the run, according to the Daily Mail.


Pakistan, a Muslim nuclear power, maintains largely good relations with the United States and the West. But radical Islamist groups such as the Taliban try to impose strict Sharia laws in their strongholds in the country. As part of these efforts, they try to prevent women from receiving education and carry out terrorist attacks against targets considered "too liberal."


In October 2012, Taliban gunmen shot 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai who openly spoke out about the importance of education for girls. She made a miraculous recovery in a UK hospital and is now the youngest Nobel peace prize nominee in history.



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