By: Aruba Adil
We, as a misogynist society, killed her cold-bloodedly. Qandeel Baloch was not the first and she will not be the last to pay for being unorthodox with her life.
Qandeel Baloch’s dead body was found in her home in Multan. Baloch’s autopsy shows she was strangled to death. Police alleged her brother strangled her to death, whose whereabouts were unknown in the start but as the investigation preceded, Police were able to detained her brother Waseem along with her cousin Zulfiqar from D.G Khan.
Baloch’s brother confessed in a press conference he killed her in the name of ‘honor’ as she was ‘bringing dishonor’ to Baloch name.
Qandeel Baloch who’s real name was Fauzia Azeem. first became the talk of town when she miserably failed her Pakistan Idol audition. She didn’t stop there, she made her facebook page. She made videos which drove factions of Pakistani society to despise her yet keep a track of every new video.
In our state of delusion, she continued to thrive as a facebook celebrity with over seven lac fans. Why? she supposedly craved attention. We gave her that in terms of scores of views on her every new video. Either it is ‘strip dancing’ for Shahid Afridi or a selfie moment with suspended Ruet-e-Hilal Committee member Mufti Qavi.
From social media to national media, she had immense amount of attention. Yet when the news of her death circulated in media, we hear people joking ‘now, someone had to do it!’ (Implying that someone had to put a stop to blatant unconventionality in the face of patriarchal society)
Google’s top 10 trends for 2015 named Qandeel Baloch along with Reham, Ayyan and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
If we despised her so much then, how could she possibly be named in top 10 Google trends of 2015. The answer is simple, we are hypocrites. We enjoy poking fun when a women is the recipient.
We breed an intolerant society with ignorant mindsets and we will reap what we sow.
We killed you, Qandeel Baloch. May your soul rest in peace.