The child abuse is nothing new in Kasur of Pakistan; this time it’s just seven-year-old Zainab who became victim of ruthless rapists and murderers.
Zainab’s parents had gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and the little girl was at her aunts. She went to her tuition centre to attend the Holy Quran class but then never came back.
An FIR was filed by her uncle on 4th January and police revealed it later that Zainab was kidnapped on 5th January and then her body was found in a garbage pile after four days near Shahbaz Road.
According to the initial post-mortem report, little Zainab was killed after being raped several times. The incident is literally terrifying and shows how much inhumanity has strengthen its roots in the mankind of present-day.
The thought that how this seven-year-old had endured such a horrifying incident makes one totally depressed and irate; ultimately the least one can do is to promptly pick the phone up and raise voice against the barbarity because of which we lost another minor from Kasur.
Being outraged at this horrible and vicious child abuse and murder case, Pakistanis stood up to seek justice for Zainab in order to avoid such incidents in the future.
#JusticeForZainab started trending on Twitter to raise voice and seek justice.
impenetrable wall of silence re child molestation,abuse,rape needs to be broken.Parents speak to ur children- Awareness. Tears wont stop, not least bcoz ive just given birth to a baby girl… in a land where monsters r faster n surer than the justice system #JusticeForZainab
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) January 10, 2018
If a girl walking alone,
Men should understand there is his Responsibility Instead of thinking thats his Opportunity.#JusticeForZainab
— Pari (@ParinaazIsHere) January 10, 2018
#JusticeForZainab, Justice for every child who suffers sexual abuse or rape. Justice for every child who is killed afterwards and also for every child who survives and then is told by society to live in silence and consider his/her pain as his/her guilt. Justice for every child pic.twitter.com/kMwEHhMcFU
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 10, 2018
The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society. This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened. We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected. pic.twitter.com/9f7OM3hYT1
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 10, 2018
hope and pray? Your party is running the fucking country right now, do something practical about it & let us do the hoping and praying, retard! https://t.co/hijit49RPp
— nma (@namaloomafraaad) January 10, 2018
— Samar MinAllah Khan (@SamarMinallahKh) January 10, 2018
⚠️ ⚠️Zainab.Age 7.
Raped,killed,found in trash of Qasur.
Her parents performing Umrah,will cm home 4 her funeral.
NOW look at this & decide what U want 2 use yor voice on social media 4.
How long will we b silent abt child abuse?
How many Zainabs will it take?#Justice4Zainab pic.twitter.com/rkyJGSSo3g
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) January 9, 2018
How does one even begin to process this. The eleventh case of abduction, rape and murder of a child in Kasur. In just this last year. In the district responsible for the largest child abuse scandal in Pakistan's history. My God, Zainab. Our collective apathy failed you.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) January 10, 2018
This will not stop till we don’t make examples out of these evil butchers! #JusticeForZainab
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 10, 2018
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
First an innocent child is killed and then those demanding justice get fired upon by the police. This is what happens when you let punjab police murder innocent people in model town and no one is held accountable #JusticeForZainab
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 10, 2018
However, the parents of Zainab reached Islamabad an hour after the funeral of their daughter in Kasur. The minor’s parents said, “We will not bury our daughter until justice is given.”
Also, according to Express Tribune, Zainab’s father said, “In Pakistan, security is given only to the leaders and we are just insects. Police did nothing when they were informed about Zainab’s abduction. She was a loving child and knew all the five Kalmas by heart.”
Being totally devastated, Zainab’s mother asked for nothing but justice for her daughter. The minor’s parents have also pleaded for the CJP to take suo moto notice for their daughter’s case.
Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took notice for the little girl’s killing and sought a report of the incident from the District and Session Kasur.
However, the funeral of Zainab was held in Kasur and between hundreds of people who observed it, Tahirul Qadri of Pakistan Awaami Tehreek (PAT) was one of them.
Just attended the janaza of the innocent child zainab in Kasur. I have no word to describe this barbarity and the scene was heart wrenching. May Allah Almighty save Pakistan from these rulers.#JusticeForZainab pic.twitter.com/RLKkR7sn6t
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) January 10, 2018
Alleged CCTV footage of Zainab’s kidnapping has appeared on scene as well.
Alleged #CCTV footage of #Zainab's kidnapping, FIR has also been registered against the assailants on the directives of Punjab @CMShehbaz
Read More: https://t.co/LHwrodoXs6#DunyaNews #DunyaUpdates #JusticeForZainab @MaryamNSharif @GovtOfPunjab #DunyaVideos pic.twitter.com/VsEwZo8hRs
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) January 10, 2018
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
Protests have been started in Kasur in order to get justice for Zainab. While on the other side, police is still unable to track the culprits. However, one suspect who has been identified by CCTV footage was sketched and reproduced below.
This is not a new incident of barbarity as many rape and murder cases appeared on scene in past but every case did leave its horrifying effects upon the minds of people.
Child abuse is one ruthless and inhumane crime which should be stopped. Pakistan has stood up for Zainab and it’s high time that we should collectively raise voice against these vicious crimes and do something beyond condemnation to stop them once for all because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!