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#JusticeForKhadija- Celebrities Furious Over Acquittal of Criminal

Lahore High Court, on Monday, acquitted the criminal Shah Hussain who had been sentenced for brutally stabbing a law student Khadija Siddiqui. Soon after the LHC’s verdict came, the hashtag #JusticeForKhadija started trending on Twitter, as users and the celebrities expressed their shock over an what appears to be an ‘unjust decision’.

Shah Hussain was earlier found guilty of stabbing Khadija 23 times. He was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. According to media reports, Hussain’s lawyer argued that his client faced baseless allegations and that evidence against him is insufficient.

So, the court acquitted Hussain, giving him the benefit of doubt.

Celebrities Demand #JusticeForKhadija

Showbiz celebrities like Mahira Khan, Armeena Khan, Mawra Hocane, Usman Khalid Butt, Ali Gul Peer and Hamza Ali Abbasi took to Twitter to express solidarity with Khadija. They called out the judicial system for not serving justice to Khadija despite the availability of evidence.

Revelation by Khadija’s Lawyer

According to a tweet by Khadija’s lawyer Hassan Niazi, the victim also faced pressure to withdraw from the case.

Khadija to File Appeal in Supreme Court

Fighting for the justice in Pakistan has always remained a tough task. But, it seems that there is nothing that can deter Khadija as she is looking to file an appeal against the criminal in Supreme Court.

It is a good omen that Pakistani celebrities who have a massive fan following on social media are raising their voice to stand with Khadija. Some show of solidarity was witnessed earlier in Zainab murder case that raised outcry on social media. The way, people are pointing out fallacies in the judicial system and expressing their concern about the failure to serve justice,  will indeed help in spreading awareness in the societies like Pakistan, where might is always right.

Sara has been in the business of writing reports for years. She has an investigative style of writing, covering in-depth topics by identifying public issues which actually matter. Sara has a Masters in English Literature and aspires to become a reader influencer.
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