Earlier today, the news of 7-year-old Zainab’s horrific rape and murder spread everywhere.
As this horrifying piece of news gained traction, people mourned Zainab’s murder in various ways. Some people started seeking justice for Zainab, with their outrage spread all over social media platforms.
Notable personalities also stepped in and shared their sentiments.
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
Heartbroken to hear about Zainab – a 7 year old child abused and brutally killed in Kasur, Pakistan. This has to stop. Gov and the concerned authorities must take action. #JusticeForZainab
— Malala (@Malala) January 10, 2018
CCTV footage of Zainab walking with the presumed rapist and murderer also started circulating.
This is CCTV footage of the Butcher who apparently rapped and murdered innocent Zainab.
What you and your police waiting for @CMShehbaz now?#JusticeForZainab pic.twitter.com/pwjPnpKU6g
— SYED FAYYAZ ALI (@IamTeamIK) January 9, 2018
Eventually, Zainab’s funeral was held.
Funeral prayers for slain seven-year-old Zainab held https://t.co/s5JbGtJM8Z pic.twitter.com/eyMzyK7DJB
— 92 News HD Plus (@92newschannel) January 10, 2018
Soon, however, protests started being organized. People wanted Zainab’s murder to be avenged. Amidst these protests, reports of protestors being attacked started making the rounds.
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
Videos that recorded the incident surfaced as well.
#Kasur: 'Don't shoot straight, hey, fire in the air', police officer yells at colleague as he keeps firing straight at the protesters.
Two died on Wednesday in Kasur while clashing with police during #JusticeForZainab protests pic.twitter.com/TaUCkQt1jv
— Daily Times (@dailytimespak) January 10, 2018
Obviously, this didn’t go down well with those who came across this piece of news. Emotions were already running high after the initial bit of news regarding Zainab started spreading. Once news of the attack spread, it served as further fuel for the fire burning inside Pakistanis.
People questioned the police officers’ actions.
Had the police officer not ordered, these men didn't know what they were doing?
Do they get some education and training in police academy????
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) January 10, 2018
Others called the management stone-hearted.
"Brilliant" management. Stone hearts have no mercy for unarmed protestors.
— Farhan_Subhani (@DrFarhanSubhani) January 10, 2018
Some even stated that there was no semblance of humanity observed in this entire incident.
Insaniyat kahan mar gae ha???
— Janbaaz Samra ?? ?? (@samabbasi654) January 10, 2018
Others simply stated their disappointment.
Shame on Cm punjab and police
— Shafi Khan (@shafikhan13) January 10, 2018
Shame on you Govt shame
— Munni Pti (@PtiAffi) January 10, 2018
Some declared the situation to be pathetic.
No rule of Law. Very pathetic situation.It is the duty of the state to provide protection to the citizens .A peaceful protest is the right of ppl,CM,punjab must take a stern action against police
— Javedchaudhary (@Javedch77) January 10, 2018
Others took a rather stern stance when talking about the incident.
Is mulk mai yehi hona jab tak parhi likhi government nahi aye yeh hota rahay ga. Police ki beti k sath hota tab pata chalta k jab jism se koi hisa alag hota hai to kaisa dard hota. Shame on u police & government
— Askeri (@askari_haider22) January 10, 2018
Some called it the height of cruelty.
Zulam ki intha ??
— Janbaaz #JusticeForZainab (@janbaazAqib) January 10, 2018
Others seemed defeated when they had the following to say.
This is Pakistan … And this is what we are . . ..
— Ali HUZAIFA (@AliHUZA77059281) January 10, 2018
The entire series of incidents has been nothing but disgraceful and terrifying. It seems like a dark day for Pakistan as a whole as we mourn a life that departed too soon in the cruelest way. All we can do is hope that the culprit is caught and justice for Zainab is served.
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