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Mashal Khan Remembered On Third Death Anniversary

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Three years ago, today, a 23 year old student, Mashal Khan was lynched by a mob of religious extremists in Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, over false allegations of blasphemy. Later, 57 suspects were arrested. One culprit was awarded death penalty, five were awarded life-time imprisonment and 25 other culprits were awarded four years jail sentence. 26 suspects were acquitted in the case because of lack of evidence.

Today social media remembered the courageous youth paid him glowing tribute him.

Mashal Khan’s professor, Ziaullah Hamdard also announced his book on the life of his student who lost this war to religious and systematic violence.

People of his hometown, Swabi, also lead out a rally to commemorate the lynching of an innocent human rights activist.

Chairman Pakistan People Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also paid his tribute to Mashal Khan and acknowledged the prevalence of senseless violence in the country.

 

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