Tragedies and catastrophe have become a part of routine activity, almost making us insensitive towards it. But today’s morning didn’t feel the same for anyone with even an ounce of humanity left in themselves.
Ever since the pictures of a beautiful innocent 7 years old girl’s body resting helplessly on a heap of garbage floated across social media, we can’t help but have the same sentiments we had about Kasur Child Abuse Scandal two years back, if not worse. The former case revealed how vulnerable our kids are at the hands of these inhumane individuals, Zainab’s case reflects our remorse and more than that, our failure to change anything in all these years.
Today we see lengthy arguments, detailed posts on social media and verbal condemnation of the horrific incident, but all of this will fade away in a couple of days, just like it did in 2015.
After shallow promises by the government, media arguments losing their intensity and people, who already have mentally found consensus with these brutal incidents. will put the case to rest until another Zainab meets the same fate.
This is what happened in Kasur a while ago, strait firing on protesters by Police and Punjab's Law minister says "aap logon ko ishteal dila rahay hain". I'm speechless !! #JusticeForZainab #ReportingFromKasur pic.twitter.com/GlGSheU0hn
— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) January 10, 2018
While the media ranted for four days straight on a ‘secret marriage’ and treated it like a national issue, the actual problems like increasing cases of child abuse will be silenced like they have always been in the past.The media likes allotting their broadcasting space to the issues that provide them an opportunity to pursue their ulterior motifs and the authoritative figures will not bother to bat an eye on them as they themselves are not vulnerable to them.
Then who should these grieved families look towards?
— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) January 10, 2018
That only leaves us for us – the fellow citizens who know that they are equally endangered and are at the risk of being the victim. If even we accept this as something that is completely normal to happen, there will be nothing we would be able to do if these brutal predators turn to our homes tomorrow.
Zainab’s brutal rape and murder has shaken us up, but opening our eyes to it further depresses us by seeing how helpless we are.
Nonetheless, people realizing their responsibility have taken Twitter by storm demanding justice for Zainab.
#JusticeForZainab she was only 7 years old !!! Zainab was an innocent child and she was horrifically tortured & murdered, my heart breaks for her family.
May Allah give them strength #UniteAgainstChildAbuse
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) January 10, 2018
Zainab we are sorry #JusticeForZainab
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) January 10, 2018
As per Islamic principles, we should publicly punish those involved in heinous crime and convicted by court of law. There can be no better deterrence than this. #JusticeForZainab
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) January 10, 2018
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) January 10, 2018
#JusticeForZainab , Being a Father just can’t imagine the pain of Parents after this, condolences to her parents & Alarming situation to Society we r living in 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽, Govt should do Prompt action against the Culprit & give justice to ZAINAB , pic.twitter.com/f1a2Go0j3Y
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) January 10, 2018
I have absolutely no words #JusticeForZainab is there even any justice? As a father to a beautiful baby girl my heart bleeds for her and her family. I hope whoever did this is made an example out of. Absolutely disgraceful
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) January 10, 2018
First an innocent child is killed and then those demanding justice get fired upon by the police. This is what happens when you let punjab police murder innocent people in model town and no one is held accountable #JusticeForZainab
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 10, 2018
I am at a loss of words to express the pain I feel for little zainab & her family. The 7 yrs old child abused & murdered by a savage in Kasur. Child protection is a responsibility of every sane citizen, let's pledge to be vigilant if we see any child vulnerable. #JusticeForZainab
— Naz Baloch (@NazBaloch_) January 10, 2018
Find him!!! Do what it takes to find him and make an example out of him for Gods sake !! An example which scares anyone to even think about doing something like this again. @pid_gov @GovtOfPunjab #JusticeForZainab https://t.co/t0GTUo9AjT
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 10, 2018
I appeal and Request to the people of Qasoor that I am sure one of you knows that who’s this Rapist & Killer, Please be brave, come out & show us who’s him, I promise I will take care of your security & Everything 💔
Retweet to find this Animal.#JusticeForZainab #Justice4Zainab pic.twitter.com/JSrla1qrBJ
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) January 10, 2018
Zainab i am so sorry. I am ashamed of what has happened to you. I pray that those people die the most difficult death and burn in hell.
I can't even imagine the agony her family must be going through.#JusticeForZainab
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) January 10, 2018
— Situation Sarah (@situationsarah) January 10, 2018
There was a time when muhammad Bin Qasim took his whole army to rescue a woman
And here is a time when so called Muslims can't even resist their lust.
We all are answerable.
Every single citizen of this so called Islamic state of Pakistan.#JusticeForZainab
— iff (@WitchInBlair) January 10, 2018
Zainab is not the first one, raped n murdered but try to make her last one pls. Speak up n Stand up. Promise to yourself, neither you will forget Zainab nor let the authorities forget her. #JusticeForZainab
— Hassan. (@Heyitshassan) January 10, 2018
The government individuals are debating on the media saying that the social media exaggerated the number of cases in Kasur incident, it is obvious that the killers are from the girl’s family, and that these types of incidents are ‘normal’, which is a perfect representation of how aware they are of their responsibility.
— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) January 10, 2018
Nothing can suffice, but the least we can do is to raise voice against it!
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