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#JusticeForZainab: Twitter gets flooded with horrifying stories of child abuse shared by Pakistani men and women

The kidnap, murder and rape of a 7-year-old innocent girl, Zainab Ansari has kicked a storm in Pakistan

Written by: Aakriti Ganguli, New Delhi [ Published on: January 18, 2018 17:29 IST ]
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Time and again, the soul-shattering cases of sexual abuse are shocking the world. After the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up campaign that got people come forward and share their petrifying sexual harassment stories, the initiative called #JusticeForZainab is going viral.  

The kidnap, murder and rape of a 7-year-old innocent girl, Zainab Ansari has kicked a storm in Pakistan. Her body was recovered from a trash heap five days after she went missing in Kasur, in the Punjab province of the country.

The case triggered extreme criticism on social media as outraged citizens in Pakistan started protesting in demand for justice. A number of Pakistani celebrities, activists and politicians have condemned the tragic rape and murder of the 7-year-old using the hashtag #JusticeForZainab to demand action. 

After Hindi medium actress Saba Qamar appealed for justice in an emotional video, a TV anchor hosted the news bulletin with daughter in protest, another Pakistani actor and activist Nadia Jamil took to Twitter to narrate her horrendous encounter with sexual abuse when she was just four years old. Here’s her tweet:

The strongly worded message is a bid by the activist to make survivors speak up and not associate it with honour.

Meanwhile, in a series of revelations induced by the reporting of child abuse cases, media personality and entrepreneur Frieha Altaf also shared her own painful story.

 
Post these two tweets, a string of such eye-opening revelations on the micro-blogging website. Both, men and women, opened up about their stories of child abuse. Read the tweets here:

Following the news of little Zainab's murder, people from all walks of life in Pakistan showed outrage and deep sorrow. Apart from that, media personalities focused on the solution to the problem and spreading awareness regarding the issue of child abuse. 

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