This Medical Student From Kohat Was Murdered For Refusing Marriage And Pakistanis Want Justice

By Alveena Jadoon | 30 Jan, 2018

Asma Rani was a student of MBBS in her third year. Her crime was that she wanted to become a doctor and concentrate on her studies before considering marriage proposals. However that was not enough for Mujahid Afridi, who asked for her hand in marriage.


She refused the proposal but little did she know that her life depended on it

Mujahid Afridi shot her for even daring to say no to her. The incident took place in Kohat and has been picked up on social media.

There is a video making rounds on social media and it shows Asma Rani calling out the name of her murderer

Since then, people have taken to Twitter to demand justice for Asma by using #JusticeForAsmaRani

A user pointed out something very important and that is that the crime does not require killing an individual, it requires killing an ideology

Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken notice of the incident and has demanded quick action from the relevant authorities

Just a year ago, Hina Shahnawaz lost her life in the same area. Her crime was that she was the sole bread winner of the family and did not want to settle with her paternal cousin. He decided to kill her and justified it by saying that he was against her work

The idea that women are killed only for refusing marriage proposals shows how less we consider of women and their lives

These people need to be held and put behind bars for thinking so little of a woman and her agency to decide matters concerning her life

No individual should be able to do that within the country. This is the same ideology which promotes the thinking that women are at the disposal of men and need to be controlled in every manner possible. This needs to stop and can be done by stronger legislations and strict punishments for the culprits.


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