Twitter Reacts to Qandeel Baloch’s Death
There's outrage on one end and inhumane opinions on the other, here's to Qandeel trending on social media, yet again and for the last time
The death of Qandeel Baloch, a social media celebrity has received much attention on twitter. Tweeters have expressed mixed views on her murder along with highlighting the issues of honour killing, women’s rights and the culture of male chauvinism in the conservative community that Pakistan is. While some have expressed great dismay and disappointment, others support the criminal acts performed by Qandeel Baloch’s unapologetic brother, Wasim Azeem.
Wasim, who was arrested by the police in Darken Wala, Multan, confesses that he is a drug addict and says that he drugged his sister and suffocated her to death. He stands by his acts and is convinced that he has served his family and brought honour to the Baloch community. On the other hand, the mourning father of the siblings expresses that his daughter was a strong woman and he will not forgive his son for killing her. There was a protest against honour killing at Qandeel's funeral and many have blamed the Ministry of interiors for failing to perform their duties and give Qandeel the security that she had requested.
Here are the opinions of people who conveyed their condolences and disappointments:
— inti (@intisarahmed_) July 16, 2016
Her last words say it all!! RIP #QandeelBaloch ✌️ pic.twitter.com/f5vRF4z53t — Nimko Ali (@NimkoAli) July 16, 2016
#QandeelBaloch was larger than life, in your face, unapologetic about her ambitions and her womanhood. Goodbye, you crazy, beautiful woman — Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) July 16, 2016
The famous Pakistani singer and actor, Ali Zafar also took the opportunity to address the practice of honour killing by questioning what it would have been like is the situations were vice-versa.
If women started killing us to protect their honour, a lot of us would be dead!
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) July 16, 2016
The top comment on her each post used to be "Marr kyu nai jati?" no one was bothered .. & now everyone seems to care? #QandeelBaloch — Arslan Naseer (@ComicsByArslan) July 16, 2016
#QandeelBaloch shot dead by her own brother, and Pakistanis are happy. Shocking to see even women are rejoicing !! pic.twitter.com/np99VDNZb2 — Kaushik (@i_k_b) July 16, 2016
Honor-killings happen everywhere. But only Pakistanis celebrate them in the name of Islam. #QandeelBaloch pic.twitter.com/WQgFYDC0iv — Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) July 16, 2016
Honour killing of artist @QandeelQuebee celebrated by Pakistanis. #QandeelBaloch Via @i_k_b pic.twitter.com/Kp4VewWMhF