On July 20, Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old young lady and the daughter of Pakistan’s former ambassador to South Korea, was murdered in Islamabad. Zahir Jaffer, the suspected murderer, was said to be an acquaintance of hers. He shot Mukadam and then beheaded her, according to police accounts.
In Pakistan, violence against women is common, but a recent wave of female homicides has horrified the country.
The recent instances have sparked a discussion on the nation’s inability to protect women, the culture of impunity, and the reasons for society’s desire to limit women’s autonomy and inflict suffering on them.
Content creator, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh explains how people on the street did not react when they saw the torture. However, there would have been a national uproar if a couple was seen kissing on the street. This tweet portrays how our society has been taught that domestic violence is acceptable and that it’s a private matter.
Twitter has been blowing up with tweets demanding action against domestic violence. The bird app users are also questioning how people are still justifying rape and domestic violence.
Pakistan is the world’s sixth most dangerous country for women. There has been a sharp increase in incidents of sexual assaults and domestic violence in recent years. For long the humans rights group have blamed the culture of impunity for the increase in violence against women.
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