my thoughts, Pakistan

Mashal Khan – The Humanist 


The horrific lynching of Abdul Wali Khan University student – Mashal Khan on alleged blasphemy issue, has stirred almost all silent conscience except those who were involved in this inhumane and apparently planned murder of the extraordinary brilliant student.

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” – stumbled upon this status update on Mashal’s facebook profile and after going through the deceased past posts, I am compelled to comment that in a world full of chaotic morons, perhaps this guy knew how his life would end like.

According to the statements and story (of the murder) shared by Professor Ziaullah (one of the lecturers and a close teacher of Mashal) at a private channel show, there could be no denying that his brutal killing was planned by the university admin as much as the miscreant students, who should be investigated strictly without any excuse or delays.

I couldn’t stop my tears while watching the post-murder stories on different media channels including Facebook and Twitter. 

Not ignoring the political and religious aspects of the incident, one thing is for a fact that such criminal silence individually and collectively will be the death of this nation. 

Incident like Mashal Khan’s death is an eye opener and blasphemy laws should be reconsidered and amended to protect our youth from religious bigots and ignorant mobs. 

Words fail to do justice for the sympathy and grief this incident has settled in everyone’s heart and mind. We are sorry, Mashal. This nation doesn’t deserve Mashals like you! 

Advertisements