But the ruse failed, due to the time mark on the Facebook posts, which made it obvious that the fabricated material was posted hours after his death. In the next move, old comments and posts from his original account were reproduced with twists and turns, and this activity continues. The mob that killed Mashal had also tried to kill his friend Abdullah.
But some students found out that he was still there, broke the door of his room and barged in.
They dragged him out, shot him, and left him upstairs to die of the bullet wounds. His friends and some university administration tried to take Mashal to the hospital, but the killers were back, this time, officials with a mob of hundreds of students. He was reciting the kalima , and asking for water, but his entreaties went unheard, and the mob started kicking and hitting him with stones, and whatever else they could find. Even his body was not spared by the mob that continued to desecrate it.
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Another innocent man had fallen victim to the narrative that justifies cruel and brutal violence. News of the terrible event poured out on the internet, but mainstream TV channels chose to give scant coverage to it in their headlines.
The political parties abstained from issuing any statement, and even the secular Awami National Party ANP district level leadership asked its members to lie low till the dust settled. The cleric vowed that any attempt to offer funeral prayers for Mashal would be resisted and also declared that people who did participate in the last rites would have their nikahs dissolved. In the climate of fear that had been created, the local leadership of political parties abstained from visiting the family. Even villagers and neighbours were reluctant to participate in the burial, as they apprehended resistance from the followers of the cleric.
The family decided to bury him in a corner of the agricultural land owned by them. Among them was a highly regarded Pashto poet, author of many books and information secretary ANP, Tehsil Topi, Shereenyar Yousafzai, who, on hearing about the incident, rushed to the funeral from his village Zarobi, 19 kilometers from Zaida. Shireenyar had a gun slung across his shoulder, and proclaimed that if no one came forth to lead the funeral prayers, he would do so in the face of any opposition.
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Shah Wali, aka Amir, a maternal relative of Mashal Khan and a member of the Tableeghi Jamaat, then led the funeral prayers. The interviews were streamed on their websites and the video went viral over the internet. The video was watched and shared several hundred thousand times in a couple of hours.
For him to talk about saving the future of our youth, the millions of Mashals in our homes, and not to talk about justice for his son alone, showed us the level of compassion we are capable of as humans. The role played by the social media as a credible alternative to the mainstream media was indeed remarkable on many fronts. Social networking sites have been the subject of intense debate ever since the forced disappearances of social media activists, false charges of blasphemy against them, and the closure of a few pages.
In response to an advertisement by the Federal Investigation Agency FIA which asked people to report blasphemous content, some arrests were made over blasphemy charges and the interior minister threatened to shut down Facebook in Pakistan. It was thought that anyone could be held under these charges, as social media content is subject to manipulation, as had happened in the case of the missing bloggers.
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Recently, an academic from Karachi University was arrested when he tried to hold a press conference to demand the release of former professor of Philosophy, Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, who was arrested for his association with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM London. Dr Riaz Ahmed was accused of possessing illegal weapons, and in the First Information Report FIR , law enforcement officials also noted that he was actively supporting the bloggers accused of blasphemy. The debate kindled by the death of Mashal has revived hope that the reprehensible exercise of using blasphemy allegations to silence critics and dissenters would be curtailed.
The response to this savagery from across the country, the Pakistani diaspora around the globe, and activists from other countries, is heartening.
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Many people offered financial help and have reached out to the bereaved family. Once Mashal was buried, many feared that the story would follow a familiar path. The initial shock and outrage would soon die down and the tragic incident would be shelved by the media as they moved on to other events. But in the case of Mashal, despite the brouhaha over the Panama verdict, attention remains focused on this event, while political and social activists are determined to bring the case to its logical end. With the emergence of videos of the lynching, identification of the people involved in perpetrating the crime, inciting the mob and committing torture has become possible.
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