There really seems to be zero progress, or hope, for Pakistan with regards to safety of women or children. In the holy month of Ramzan, the horrific news of a 10-year-old being raped and murdered in Islamabad, has shocked the country.
The body of a girl, identified as Farishta Mohmand, was found dumped in Chak Shahzad, a suburb in Islamabad. It is believed that she had been missing for five days before being found. People are also claiming that the police and medical facilities have not been cooperating as they refused to file a first information report (FIR) or conduct a postmortem.
The case caused an uproar on social media after many condemned the murder and slammed the authorities for not taking prompt actions against the missing case.
Among others, celebrities also criticised how the culprits are still out in the open.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 21, 2019
Hamza Ali Abbasi
#JusticeForFarishta If we claim tht we derive our constitution from Quran, then demons like Zainab/Farishta’s rapists/murderers guilty of Fasaad fil Ardh should be killed in a “PAINFUL MANNER” (example Stoned to Death or crucifixion till death). May Allah help us all. pic.twitter.com/CZDHXquMmt
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) May 22, 2019
I’m a citizen of the world & my homeland is Pakistan.I dwell in Lahore but I’m from all the provinces of Pakistan. My heart lives in KPK & FATA too.I demand #JusticeForFarishta just as I did for Zainab.Rape is inexcusable.Her pic makes my heart bleed.Arrest & punish the culprits. pic.twitter.com/hMTDgFG5Ax
— Jawad Ahmad (@jawadahmadone) May 21, 2019
#JusticeForFarishta It took a massive protest to file an FIR? Why does it take a national outcry to perform a post-mortem? The state fails our children, our women, all of us again and again and again. #JusticeforFarishta
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) May 21, 2019
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Armeena Rana Khan
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) May 22, 2019
A child must be protected from abuse & violence at all costs whether it is in their own homes by a biological parent or by an outsider.
Children are most at risk of abuse from adults they know.
Take Action Now#StopChildAbuse in all it’s forms. https://t.co/YLUpSvbHce
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) May 21, 2019
How many more cases does our judicial system need to take serious action against these monsters? When will the realization hit them that the responsibility of the authorities doesn’t end after an ineffective Tweet or just offering condolences to the victim’s family? The culprits must be captured and punished for committing such a heinous crime!
We, as a society, really need to re-evaluate our morals and priorities. Is our morality only for creating trending hashtags or do we really care about human rights, respect and safety of the women and children of this country like one is supposed to?