Images of a young boy are making rounds on social media. Dilawar Abbas was an intermediate student studying in Lahore. He originally belonged to Gilgit Baltistan.
According to reports, the incident took place in a cricket field in Model Town
There are conflicting reports as to what actually led to the incident. Some say he wanted to play football in the field and that angered the culprits. Some say he got into a dispute with the boys he was playing cricket with. The important point is that they ended by brutally beating him with their bats. That left him critically injured.
He fought for his life for three days in the hospital and eventually succumbed due to his injuries
He was the only son in his family and was away from his family to be able to make something out of himself. These boys have not just shattered that dream but taken away hope from this family.
People all over social media are demanding justice for Dilawar Abbas by using #DilawarAbbas
— M.kachura (@m_kachura) January 16, 2018
We condemn brutal killing of dilawar abbas, students from far away places like GBC do need protection to live with freedom and do their studies and make their career in cities ??? #Dilawarabbas #JusticeForDilawar
— Syed Shahdawil (@shahdawil) January 16, 2018
The brutal murder of #GilgitBaltistan student #Dilawarabbas by a #Lahori cricket team raised questions safety of #GilgitBaltistan students living across #Punjab.
The incident triggers protests with sologan #JUSTICEForDilawar
— jamil Nagri (@jamilnagri) January 16, 2018
People are calling out the Government of Punjab and CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to look into the matter
— Z O H A I B ? (@zohaibh7n) January 16, 2018
Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan's government equally responsible for the the protection of their students, CM Punjab should take notice the brutal killing of #DilawarAbbas @CMGBPK @CMShehbaz#JusticeForDilawarAbbas
— Falcon??? (@syed_Dawoodshah) January 17, 2018
why our political elite is silent on #DilawarAbbas murder ?
they only raise those issues where they see political benefits for them .
— Ihtisham UL Haq (@ihtishamViews) January 17, 2018
— Falcon??? (@syed_Dawoodshah) January 16, 2018
An initial police report has been registered to investigate the matter further
Activist, Jibran Nasir, in his plea for justice, raised a very good point about the growing violent tendencies in the youth of this country
He says that these kids are the assets of Pakistan and hence it should be our utmost responsibility to protect them and nurture them in the best possible manner.
#DilawarAbbas belonging to GB killed in Lahore over what appears to be a small dispute of playing football in ground used as a cricket club by acccused & hence horrifies one more about growing violence in youth. Our youth is our biggest asset which we protect & nurture the least pic.twitter.com/Pvz08X90Ck
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 16, 2018
The growing number of instances of violence should be a cause of concern not just for the authorities but for also for us as well. It should make us rethink what values we are imparting that add to such violent outbursts. This is not ok, no person should think that taking away a life is a matter that they can take into their own hands.
Cover image via: @MJibranNasir / Twitter