Leader of JUI(F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said the protest against Swat flogging is legitimiate and also urged for protest against drone strikes in tribal areas. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Fazlur Rehman, a government ally, called flogging to a 17-year girl a conspiracy to sabotage the peace deal and Sharia system of justice in Swat. He said all persons involved in the peace agreements in Malakand and Swat have condemned the incident and called it a conspiracy. He said the protest against flogging of a girl in Swat is legitimate but the people should also recognize the brutalities of drone attacks in which several innocent people including women and children have been brutally killed.