The past two weeks had all the media channels as well as my Facebook news feed flood with the latest buzz that created commotion and ruckus amidst public.The incident truly saddened me.
Qandeel Baloch- A social media sensation and a former Pakistani model, was murdered by her very own brother in the name of ‘honor’.
Living in the 21st century, in spite of several economic and social advancements in the country one certainly cannot deny the existence of some invisible barriers such as –‘honor killing’.
How in the name of God does taking a life reflect honor/pride to anyone?
Human lives are treated so callous in this day and age that they don’t even share the value with those of animals.
It is more appalling to learn that the victim’s brother in his confession video admits that he feels proud in strangling his sister to death as women are meant to stay at home. How insanely inhuman can he be????
It shows we still have men living around us who find themselves to be superior and mighty than women and believes in confining them to the four walls.
The victim’s bold videos might have irked a lot of religious outbursts and protests, but, no religion or belief systems teach us to take away someone’s life. She did not deserve this kind of a fate.
If she has been a disgrace to the society then, her brother has been a disgrace to the mankind!
Such criminals should be given maximum punishment/penalty so that such heinous and illegitimate acts are never executed henceforth. I strongly condemn those too who supports such acts.
A message to all the brothers/fathers/husbands and relatives: There is no honor in the ‘so called’ honor killings. Every woman has the right to choose her likes/dislikes and live her life in the way she aspires to. They are the real architects of the society.
Do not treat her above you, do not treat her below you, at least treat her equal.
Respect women. Respect life. Respect humanity.