Mahira Khan spoke for Junaid Hafeez and people agree with her.
Junaid Hafeez, who was accused of blasphemy in 2013, has been sentenced to death by the Multan session court. Junaid was a lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University and had graduated from Jackson State University.
Earlier, in a written appeal to the Chief Justice, Junaid’s parents mentioned, “Due to transfer of many judges, delaying tactics of prosecution witnesses, and difficulties finding adequate legal counsel for the defense because of the sensitive nature of the case, our son continues to await justice in a fabricated case.” Additionally, a lawyer linked to Junaid’s case was brutally murdered in his chambers.
Upon the final verdict being announced, Junaid’s parents asserted that this was an unfortunate verdict that has less to do with the legal merits of the case
They basically stated that the decision highlights the sociopolitical environment in which the lower judiciary operates in. They further said, “Could any judge in such circumstances take the risk of doing justice?”
Among the other voices in support of him, Mahira Khan spoke for Junaid Hafeez
While the decision has shocked many and people have spoken up for Junaid Hafeez, one name that took a strong stand for him was that of Mahira Khan’s. In a tweet, she shared how she felt about the situation.
Hope. Faith. Change. These are all things we associated with the new government. Hope that there will be accountability for all. Faith that there will be equality for all and change that will forever rid us of persecuting innocent citizens. @PTIofficial #JunaidHafeez
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) December 21, 2019
People agree with Mahira Khan speaking for Junaid Hafeez, and are thanking her for taking a definitive stance
Thank you For this brave stand
— Sadaf Haider (@tomtomatoe) December 21, 2019
Glad to see our celebs finally growing some spine and speaking their minds.
— Khan Alone (@Asadkhan316Khan) December 21, 2019
Mahira you have no clue how much respect you have gained from me by speaking out on this issue. I sincerely love you!
— Bubba (@bubblemyname) December 21, 2019
Overall, the decision has generally also created a massive stir online and Mahira Khan speaking for Junaid Hafeez is just one of the many voices sounding off on the topic
— Waseem Warraich (@Waseem432000) December 21, 2019
I have nothing to say about #JunaidHafeez that hasn’t already been said. I just hope that my prayers for him will help relieve him from this horror and help him & his family leave for safer lands.
— AHI (@aamnaisani) December 21, 2019
What a fucking vile country. You can attack a hospital, remove oxygen mask of a dying patient in broad daylight and still can get released by court but get sentenced to death over a fake blasphemy case after 6 years of solitary confinement. This state is a cesspool. #junaidhafeez
— ردا (@RidhaAlii) December 21, 2019
When it seems that at last Pak is on right track, a case like #JunaidHafeez sentence proves us wrong.
— Muhammad Sajid (@baltisjt) December 21, 2019
A few people mentioned that as intolerance soaks into the blood of the subcontinent, we all must stand for justice and harmony like Mahira Khan for Junaid Hafeez
While intolerance imbibes in the blood of the subcontinent region, we should stand for the justice and harmony irrespective of the race, religion, creed etc. If we don't, sooner or later, who can image, our families can be affected ones. #JunaidHafeez 's case is a reminder.
— Meher Jazib Ali (@MeherJazibAli) December 21, 2019
We are a bunch of blood thirsty people who love to see ppl hanged/killed albeit innocent. Blood of this professor will save the trembling faith of masses apparently. Sad state of affairs in Pakistan. #JunaidHafeez #IStandWithJunaidhttps://t.co/bRt03jbiKL
— Ahmed Siddiqui (@ahmadtajwer) December 21, 2019
People stated that they would prefer no judiciary in the country than the one that is ‘serving’ the country right now
I would rather prefer having no judiciary in this country than the travesty of one we have right now. #JunaidHafeez
— Khadijah Ahmad Malik (@khadijahM42) December 21, 2019
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