Twitter calls for #JusticeForNoor and wonders when Pakistani women will be safe

Twitter calls for #JusticeForNoor and wonders when Pakistani women will be safe

This is the third brutal attack on a woman in Pakistan in the past couple of days.
21 Jul, 2021

It seems like every day there is a new hashtag informing us of another brutal act of violence against a Pakistani woman. Women get no respite from this never-ending cycle of violence and every day there is another example of how women are not safe.

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Noor Muqaddam, the daughter of the former ambassador to South Korea, was killed in Islamabad. According to the police, she was slaughtered after being shot at.

Twitter is currently filled with posts from people shocked at the murder and calling for justice for Noor.

It should be declared a national emergency, said one user. Perhaps someone will actually do something about it then.

Actor Osman Khalid Butt vowed that he wouldn't stop screaming until justice was served.

Singer Meesha Shafi sarcastically congratulated those who opposed the violence against women bill.

Other people noted that there had been three hashtags calling for justice for women victims of violence back to back. The first was for Quratulain and the second for Saima.

One user reminded us that, yes, all men.

Why do women need more rights, people ask. This is why.

This violence is a terrifying prospect women live in fear of every day.

This user reflected on the inherently unsafe world women live in.

Others were just in shock and disbelief.

Safety is a privilege and it can be snatched away at any time, reminded this user.

Don't confuse the issue, this was a murder, one user asserted.

Another questioned what the state of other cities is if Islamabad is this unsafe.

These users had reminders for everyone about how often this happens and how unsafe they feel.

There is very little left to say because every other day a brutal incident of violence against a woman is reported and no one is doing anything to stop it. We need action and we need it now because women are not safe. If their killers, harassers and abusers are not behind bars, women will never be safe and we need the government and our law enforcers to step up. Help protect your citizens and make this country safer for everyone.


Bryan Joseph Jul 21, 2021 05:06pm
Mukadam is a common Indian last name. Found across Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist communities. Mukadam is actually a position. Usually at a construction site some call it Mistri. Mukadam can also mean an in-charge.
Fazal Jul 21, 2021 05:41pm
Sad state of affairs.
Jo Jul 21, 2021 05:42pm
Pure evil. Is there no end to this crazy hate of women. Why are the politicians and religious leaders silent! Why are police failing victims. Where's justice? Who is responsible?
M. Saeed Jul 21, 2021 06:21pm
@Bryan Joseph, Mukadam also means ancient.
Ali Mehdi Jul 21, 2021 06:26pm
Any detail on the motive n killer or is it just random terror activity by a psychopath
Zulfiqar Jul 21, 2021 06:52pm
@Bryan Joseph the point being?
Rami Jul 21, 2021 08:15pm
Justice, equals judges, courts,and lawyers,and police! The pmln,and PPP do not wants judicial and police reforms, because this will affects their cases, so Pakistani needs to demands justice, by demanding reforms in accountability for all, judges, lawyers and police! Only then the citizens will get justice!
Chrís Dăn Jul 21, 2021 08:25pm
I apprecite this awareness in Pakistani women. Bravo ladies.
Masood JAMAL Jul 21, 2021 08:26pm
No doubt it's really very shocking. Have you commenter ever thought what is going on other countries specially in Europe, America where such crimes are common but no social media makes such shouting and publicity as being done in Pakistan. It's a crime and must be deplored. No one is going to support it, but don't try to show the world that Pakistan is no place for women.
Zak Jul 21, 2021 08:28pm
@Bryan Joseph Mukadam is an Arabic title, adopted in other Islamic cultures, for any of various civil or religious officials. The literal meaning is something like "expediter", "facilitator", or "assistant". Nothing to with Hindu or Bhuddist.
Syed Raiyan Zafar Jul 21, 2021 08:29pm
Our Mass media and social structure including the domestic are all responsible for demonizing women and this is part of the reasons perceptions are created in the minds of men few of whom then go onto rape
Zak Jul 21, 2021 08:31pm
First we have to know the reason for such a brutal murder, as Noor was at the murderers house, who was also a drugee. It does not absolve anyone of the murder but full story must be known.
RMIK Jul 21, 2021 08:46pm
Not only in Pakistan, why some people just wired Pakistan... India is worst in such crimes. Even Europe or America are not violence free. Crime is crime wherever committed. But don't blame the whole Nation, few evils exist in society, need to end evil & Justice is need of hour. Gender base violence not acceptable in any society. Respect for basic rights must prevail for protection of individual. Let us hope justice will prevail, the killer will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Yes Jul 21, 2021 10:28pm
Educate your sons, she is not just someone, she’s someone’s sister/ daughter/ mother full stop!
Rehan Ullah Jul 21, 2021 11:14pm
Don't exaggerate too much, it is very unfavourable and we condemn from heart and mind such vicious acts , but according to calculations men are more expose than women. Men were more killed in recent past than women..
Irfan Huq Jul 21, 2021 11:41pm
@Ali Mehdi This is no random act of violence. She was with friends. With leaders blaming the victims the murderers have immunity in Pakistan.
Farooq Jul 22, 2021 02:49am
This should be a test case - the killer is from an influential family. Justice should be seen to be done, which is not the case yet. And we should do every thing to ensure it is done .
skb Jul 22, 2021 03:56am
@Jo Parents... community , mainly mother who never told her son, how a woman should be respected.
yoyo Jul 22, 2021 04:59am
Pakistani women will never be safe as long as they don’t stop hanging around with mentally ill, abusive people just for the sake of money and luxury.
Mawlawi Yasir Jul 22, 2021 05:51am
In our culture daughters dont leave all of a sudden with friends. How are we parenting the generations?
Syed Qutub Jul 22, 2021 07:15am
Another day, another precious life lost due to bigotry and hate. These acts are carried out with impunity, knowing well that justice will never be served.
Adi Jul 22, 2021 07:59am
@Bryan Joseph so..?
shabbir ahmed Jul 22, 2021 08:06am
Everybody= men, women, children, elderly & trans will feel safe if we revert back to the ways our Lord and His last Messenger prescribed for us. The sooner we do, the better.
Mujahid Jul 22, 2021 10:28am
Why so much hate? Once again, the girl must have refused the advances of a rich spoiled brat whose ego was probably touching the sky. Or case of drug fueled parties
Tariq Jul 22, 2021 11:23am
Nothing is clear about the crime committed is actually a gender related. A female is a victim so treat crime as crime only details can shed the cause so pre-judgment is not sane way of analysis.
Uzair Jul 22, 2021 01:39pm
How is this related to misogyny? Aren't men murdered here as well? Does that make it misandry? A murder is a murder, doesn't have to be about gender.
John Jul 22, 2021 06:13pm
Sick minds, product of criminal education sysyem,corrupt police,unjust court laws,frustration,unemployment & no inovative development in the country.
Zeeshan Ahmed Jul 22, 2021 08:16pm
This is not just about violence against women, this is about the elite getting away with murder. This evil culprit will be out on bail in a matter of 3 days and this tragic story will be forgotten by everyone but her family. What will Pakistan do about that?
Shahiq Khan Jul 22, 2021 08:53pm
this is not about women alone it's about the society. and providing safety and justice
Hafeez Shaikh Jul 23, 2021 07:04pm
It is vary sad and shocking news and it is not the first one. But it is becoming more common. I cannot imagine the plight of women in other places if such is the situation in Islamabad.
Zahid Jul 24, 2021 12:02pm
Thats why the protection of women given by Islam is already desinated less we follow it but we scream as it is against our wills. When speedy justice , death to adultry and death to death is given then why we again make voices of human rights. Noor killer must get death however if he gets then again human rights will say why...