"Affair ho ga na!"

Faiza Hameed: "A 2nd year ICS girl shot inside the overhead bridge in front of KC today. The guy who shot her killed himself too. Consider the reaction of people to the above:
"Affair ho ga na!"
"Us larki ne khud he bulaaya ho ga usko."
"Isi liye parents jaldi shaadyaan kar detey hain aisi larkion ki!'
And I'm reminded of your article published in Us a while back. The one that talked about the dynamics that surrounds a girl's honor and related morality issues here. Forget the fact that a life was cut short so early by something so traumatic. Her education, a career, a prospective future all swished down the drain cause the hands of justice are tied and people can just put a bullet through someone whenever they want. Forget the fact that bystanders in news footage can be seen callously recording videos and taking pictures of the dead bodies. People just need someone to tie the scandal-ringing bell on. And if it's a girl, all the better!"

Comments

Raajii said…
I am glad you spoke about this. One of my friends goes to Kinnaird College and she was so mad about how all people care about is the gossip surrounding the story. Now her family is going to suffer for the rest of their lives, and its so so sad.
Ezra said…
I understand that you are considering the possible reaction of other people here, in the light of which everything you said holds.

I think a more important question is whether you (or others) have witnessed this reaction? I am curious as to what percentage of people that you (or others) talked to about this incidence actually showed this reaction. Did you see something like this in newspapers? tv?

This will give an idea of where an average person stands.
Q. said…
You see what you want to see
madcowdisease said…
It also reminded me of the same article by you...As a very first thought that comes to your head....in our society/culture love makes us vulnerable to worst of the worst... I dont care if there was a relationship or not....it should not be anybody's business. What matters is that a life has been taken away if not not in the name of God then in the name of so called "love" ... this is the moment where we people need to correct our notions of love and relationships....
Maheen said…
i totally agree with you ! i go to kinnaird and i was so upset and was expecting everyone to be really upset about it as well. but it was such a shame to see that all they could talk about was how very scandalous it was. wat broke my heart was seeing people expecting some juicy details when they called us in the hall to pray for her soul. it wasn't like someone had lost their life such tragically. it was all ' well she brought it on herself' for everyone. and the girls on the bridge instead of picking her up and talking her to the hospital which is RIGHT IN FRONT of the college, they were busy taking their pictures. its pathetic how low we humans can sink sometimes.
Anonymous said…
nice idea, thanks for sharing...