#JusticeForKhadija: Public & Celebrities Demand Justice After Shocking Verdict by LHC


The justice system in Pakistan works in strange ways. You can get arrested and jailed for three months for eating in public during Ramzan. On the other hand, one can get away with brutally stabbing someone in broad daylight – not just once but 23 times.

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) recently acquitted Shah Hussain accused in the stabbing of a 24-year-old law student Khadija Siddiqui. The judicial magistrate, previously, sentenced Shah Hussain to 7 years in jail last year after finding him guilty of the stabbing. Shah Hussain went to a sessions court against the decision which reduced his sentencing to 5 years.

The accused, or should we say the culprit, then filed an appeal in the Lahore High Court against the sentencing. The LHC, after hearing the arguments from both sides, acquitted the accused of all charges.

The messages in support of Khadija Siddiqui started pouring in right after the court’s decision. Many celebrities came forward as well following the #JusticeForKhadija trend on Twitter.

Let’s take a look at how the social media reacted to Shah Hussain’s acquittal.

Khadija’s lawyer also had a message for the public.

Khadija Siddiqui was attacked by her class fellow Shah Hussain, on May 3, 2016, near Shimla Hill. She had gone to pick up her younger sister from school. The accused came on a bike, wearing a helmet, and left Khadija critically injured after stabbing her 23 times.

  • seefi_boy

    As usual Judge bik gya ya blackmail ho gya…

  • Umar Khan

    be gunahon ko 19 19 saal qaid ki saza detey hen . gunah garon ko chor detey hen. high courts ke judges 85 percent sifarshi aur qanoon ko nahi jantey. just 15 percent judges knows law and constitution of Pakistan. aisi soorat me ye 15 percent judges bhi apney bahtreen kaam ke bawajood nazar nahi atey. agar yahan insaf ki soorat haal yahi rahi to lack of justice is muashrey ko tabah kar de ga

  • ImranG

    This is pretty common. Judicial system is a joke here. Any upper court will always give relaxation to the criminals.
    Megistrate – 7 years
    Session Court – 5 years
    High Court – Not guilty
    If the accused go to supreme court, most likely this lady will be given life sentence instead along with all the charges to be paid to the accused for legal fees.

    • Umar Khan

      jab supreme court jaiy gi aur case lagey to is khatoon ke bachey hi pesh hongey court me ya phir is ke parents . dair se diye gaiy insaf ki koi auqat he na koi value.we can say this will number game. insaf ka janaza to wesey hi LHC ne utha diya he

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