An eight year domestic worker was allegedly beaten to death by her employers in Bahria Town Rawalpindi on Monday after the little girl freed some caged parrots.
The couple employed the eight-year-old to look after their five-month-old baby. The police has arrested the couple and registered an FIR against them with charges of attempted murder, rape and premeditated murder against Hassan Siddiqui and his wife.
The news has the netizens going furious and they’re demanding justice for the 8 year old:
— Fariya butt (@Fariyak08203689) June 2, 2020
People were in disbelief:
— Muqadsa (@Muqadsa2301) June 2, 2020
Mahira Khan too spoke for the cause:
The demons walk freely among us.. https://t.co/3MJ1twbhyn
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 3, 2020
the fact that we STILL do not have any unions, agencies, or ANY options for the welfare for domestic workers is beyond disgusting. how dare anyone employ a child that young? this isnt the 1st case of criminally young house staff being murdered by elite #JusticeForZohraShah
— Mehar (@curlistani) June 2, 2020
why do we not say anything when we see children as nannies? they are children themselves, they cant be looking after your child & home. & then to beat & rape them so mercilessly? islam islam chilaatay rehtay hain but not to safeguard rights of the vulnerable #JusticeForZohraShah
— Mehar (@curlistani) June 2, 2020
A pen is all an 8 year old should have, not a broom!
A seven-year-old domestic worker was allegedly beaten to death by her employers in Bahria Town Phase VIII Islamabad.
There is no law to prohibit Child Domestic labor in Pakistan.
Zohra and all child domestic servants should hold a pen not a broom
— Nida Qureshi (@q_nida) June 2, 2020
That’s all its worth:
— Osama Zulfiqar Babakhel (@osama_babakhel) June 2, 2020
People found it sickening:
It’s s sickening when we realize that it's twenty-first century and still the weaker of our community are subjected to domestic abuse . A minor beaten to death bcz she released parrots from the cage . Our Society is going towards destruction . Are we human ? pic.twitter.com/F5Ut1tRikW
— Amin Mahar (@imAminn1) June 3, 2020
People really wanted a change this time:
Every second day, there is a trend on Twitter demanding justice, then as trends fade way, we forget the victim and then there is another incident, another trend and memory loss. #JusticeForZohraShah pic.twitter.com/KK671EaLtX
— Syed Ali Sarim 🇵🇰🇵🇰 (@SyedAliSarim) June 2, 2020
Beshak, Allah toh dekh raha hai:
This monster killed an eight year old child just becoz she mistakenly let some parrots go…i dont expect anything from this corrupt system which stands on rate lagao mujrim bachao…Allah to dekh raha hai #JusticeForZohraShah #justiceforzohra pic.twitter.com/MxbosGCtI8
— Syed Ali Raza Shah (@syedaliraxashah) June 2, 2020
People had lost all hope:
Let us remind you again. 8 year old girl was beaten furiously by couple living in Bahria Town Rawalpindi jst because she mistakenly released some Birds frm the cage. she is dead now.
YA ALLAH MADAD cz only YOU are the best Avenger & Judge.#JusticeForZohraShah pic.twitter.com/N0s0aOGkJs
— Chaos (@LawLessHuda) June 2, 2020
— Zainaah 🥀🍁 (@baee_2020) June 3, 2020
People were demanding that the culprits be hanged to death:
— Obaid Abbaxi (@AbbaxiObaid) June 2, 2020
— Farhan Khan (@Godmade__) June 3, 2020
Things like this never sink in:
— لائبہ✨ (@laibaooe) June 3, 2020
People were also throwing shade at Shireen Mazari for not taking notice:
Zahra was working in a house, at age of 7 which is voilation of child labour law and then she was abused & beaten to death…💔
But our Human Rights Minister who should have implemented laws is enjoying a sleep… 😑#JusticeForZohraShah pic.twitter.com/bEySBosCEF
— FatiMa Butt (@FatiMaButt_4) June 3, 2020
— Aiman (@Itsaiman10) June 3, 2020
This needs to end!
I am sick of ppl demanding retributive justice. Catching Zohra's criminal will not change the fact that Zohra, a kid was made to work in the first place. In a system entrenched in oppression, only the faces change. Liberal retribution will just not cut it. #JusticeForZohraShah
— baby-goatsong cussing insafians (@amnawintour) June 3, 2020
It definitely is:
An eight year little innocent girl beaten to death for mistakenly letting freaking parrots go; now tell me isn't this the end of humanity? #JusticeForZohraShah
— laiba 🦋 (@laibadejong) June 3, 2020
A murder is what it is!
A child of 7 was employed by two adults for domestic work. She was murdered by them. We demand #JusticeForZohraShah and an end to child labour. This has to ✋ stop.
— Benazir Jatoi (@BenazirJatoi) June 3, 2020
People were demanding public executions:
— Rogue Aviator 🇵🇰 (@HusaynZ) June 2, 2020
Extremism, indifference and lack of tolerance are the most striking traits of Pakistani society in the contemporary times. We as a society have failed humanity on so many levels.#JusticeForZohraShah
— Nosheen Naseem (@NosheenNaseem) June 2, 2020
They took away the life of an innocent child for BIRDS. May they rot in this world and the hereafter.
— Fatima 🕊 (@moonlitcemetery) June 2, 2020
— Anbreen (@anbreenajaib) June 2, 2020
To all those 'good hearted' people who insist on employing children. Employ the parents instead. Children are employed because they don't have a voice and can be easily exploited#JusticeForZohraShah #ChildDomesticLabor #Children #Pakistan #Shame
— Samar MinAllah Khan (@SamarMinallahKh) June 2, 2020
This should have never been normalized in the first place:
Children shouldn’t have to ever work with their small defenseless bodies in the homes of strangers. No matter how ‘good’ the family, children shouldn’t be put in their homes & at their mercy. Normalising child labour is normalising violence against children #JusticeForZohraShah
— Meshal Malik (@MeshalMalikk) June 2, 2020
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