Tributes Pour In For Sabeen Mahmud On 4th Death Anniversary
Today marks the fourth death anniversary of human rights activist and social worker Sabeen Mahmud.
The founder of The Second Floor (T2F) was shot four times at close range as she left her café in Karachi’s Defence after hosting an event. Institute of Business Administration (IBA) graduate Saad Aziz masterminded Sabeen’s murder. His cohorts were highly-educated individuals too.
Mahmud was born in Karachi where she got her early education from. Later, she moved to Lahore and got admission in Kinnaird College.
T2F is designed to enable discussion on human rights, peace-building, justice, environment, social development and intellectual poverty alleviation.
People on social media are paying their tributes to the human rights champion.
Journalist Ammara Ahmed said: “Rest in Peace, Sabeen. We remember everything you stood for with gratitude and will always try to follow your example”.
— Ammara Ahmad ਅਮਾਰਾ ਅਹਿਮਦ (@ammarawrites) April 24, 2019
Journalist Rabia Mehmood said: “‘Fear is just a line in your head. You can choose which side of that line you want to be on.’ Rest in power Sabeen. Been four years but feels like yesterday.”
"Fear is just a line in your head. You can choose which side of that line you want to be on." Rest in power @sabeen. Been four years but feels like yesterday. ❤💔
(Photo: Malika Abbas) pic.twitter.com/E6IqHLyOxZ
— Rabia Mehmood – رابعہ (@Rabail26) April 24, 2019
Twitter user Mohammad Ali Talpur said: “The Lady with an indomitable spirit and iron will who stood up for every voiceless entity. This irked those who hate humanity and abhor dissent. Pictures of her leaving the T2F for the last time.”
#SabeenMahmud @sabeen 24th April 2015.
The Lady with an Indomitable Spirit and Iron Will who stood up for every Voiceless entity and this irked those who Hate Humanity and abhor Dissent.
Pictures of her leaving the T2F for the Last time.
She Remains Alive in our Hearts. pic.twitter.com/TH7L5tlcbj
— Mohammad Ali Talpur (@mmatalpur) April 24, 2019
Twitter user Abeera Ashfaq said: “It’s been 4 years since Sabeen’s murder but it feels like 6 or 7. Because a life-time of global grief cascades to drown the past. But we remember.”
It’s 4 yrs since Sabeen’s murder but it feels like 6 or 7. Because a life-time of global grief cascades to drown the past. But we remember.
— عبیرا اشفاق (@oil_is_opium) April 24, 2019
Sociologist Nida Kirmani said: “Four years after her death, she continues to inspire those who knew her and those who did not. Students who were children at the time of her death draw strength from her example. Folks in places far from Karachi pay tribute to her commitment and her bravery.”
I was just starting to get to know Sabeen as a fellow activist & a friend. We'd chat whenever I went to T2F, were involved in a few campaigns together, & had gone to a couple of social gatherings where we both felt slightly out of place & where I took comfort in her presence…
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) April 24, 2019
Twitter user Tanveer Khan said: “Pakistan indeed is an unfortunate country, all the progressive minds are silenced as soon as people get an idea about development.”
Pakistan indeed is an unfortunate country, all the progressive minds are silenced as soon as people get an idea about development.
— Tanveer Khan (@tnawazkhan) April 24, 2019