Justice For Naqib Mehsud: Social Media Up in Arms Over Killing of an Innocent

The death of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Pushtoon who moved from South Waziristan to Karachi, in an ‘encounter’ led by Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar has been highlighted by the social media owing to the fact that the deceased had no affiliation with any of the terrorist organizations.

The claims made by the Police that the 27-year-old Naqeeb belonged to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have not convinced anyone on social media.

Furthermore, the relatives of the slain Pushtoon have made it clear that Naqeeb had no association with any of the terrorist organizations named by the Police department, rather he was a shop owner who loved modelling.

Pakistani Twitterati and civil society activists have sparked a movement, demanding justice for the victim of the Karachi Police’s high-handedness.

Here’s what people are saying about the issue.

Everyone stands against the unjust killing of the Pushtoon.

Another example?

SSP Rao Anwar needs to be questioned.

There must be a judicial inquiry.

Such acts must be condemned and culprits must be interrogated.

https://twitter.com/AMShahidLatif/status/953910202717364225

What message are we giving to the world?

Rao Anwar and the government must be held accountable.

Justice for Naqib is still trending on Twitter.

target killer?

How hard it must be for his parents!

We are ashamed!

https://twitter.com/WordsByShiffa/status/954052156201603072

Tell us what you think. Drop your comments below.

Feature Writer


  • Rao is a blue eyed boy of influential uncrowned king of Sindh and they are above Law and Justice, so as usual culprits will go scot-free. The hashtag “justice for him” or “Justice for her” won’t make any difference in the real world. People would have to come out on streets and protest until the hanging of the culprits. Rao is notorious gangster disguised as Policeman and no law and Justice can touch him.

  • Awam ko chaheay kay ek dou dafa achi terha en police walon ke thukai karain jam kay.

    Werna hamesha police awam ko thokti rahay ge.

    Kya bura hal daku qatil police walon nay awam ka kar rakha hai.

    Student ho, tajir ho, job karnay wala ho, sabzi baichnay wala ho sab aajiz hain en police walon sai.

    Criminals sahi rakhtay hain en police walon ko, kyun kay police walon ko maloom hota hai criminals kay sath kuch kya tou wo thukai kar dein gaay.

  • So if the guy has a good facebook profile then it proves that guy is innocent?.
    Also those people who are calling for rule of law are forgetting that Top Courts indictment of criminals is non-existent.
    These extra judicial killings seem so bad. But these are one of the reasons that Taliban attacks have gone down drastically.

  • Naqeebullah Story:

    Who is naqib or naqeebullah and why he was killed by Rao Anwar.

    Summary*
    Day 04/09/2014
    Gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on a group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members in a restaurant in Kot Khattak village, Tank district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. At least five people, including two civilians, were killed and two others were injured in the shooting. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities suspected the shooting was carried by rival members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

    Wanted by: ISI
    Real name: Naqeebullah Mehsudm
    Fake name: naqib / naqeebullah mehsud – masood (currently in paki nadra )
    Alliance Terrorist Members: Naqeebullah Mehsudm, Ali Mohammad Laly, Faqir Mohammad
    Groups: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) / Lashkrr Jhangi / Lashkr e islam
    Sub group: Khan Said Sajna
    Conflict of rivalry interest:
    2 civilians / 7 others killed
    2014 incident weapon: Fire arm
    Most Active year: 2014 
    Location: Tank district, Pakistan

    2014 Attack references*
    1. Nine more killed in Taliban infighting,” Dawn (Pakistan), April 10, 2014.”
    2. “9 killed in violence sparked by Taliban infighting,” Business Standard India, April 9, 2014.”
    3. “Gunmen kill seven in northwest Pakistan hotel,” BBC Monitoring South Asia – Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, April 9, 2014.”

    Unreported Incidents*
    Past 30 days, 40+ attacks in different cities of pakistan have been reported by Intelligence agency carries by the former members of TTP that involved Naqeebullah Mehsudm.

    Additional Information*
    In 2014 power control by Khan Said Sajna group led rivalry between two divisions of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which involved naqeebullah killing 2 civilians and almost 7 others as reported by eye witness and Intelligency Agency.

  • Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar must be charged with premeditated murder, racism, and potentially endangering the lives of innocent police personnel through revenge killing.

  • I am all in for such encounters, if it kills the ‘real’ culprits. But killing without any proof is useless and does more harm than good. No one knew what Mr Mehsood’s crime really was. Maybe he was from Waziristan, that’s why.

    I also don’t like this hypocrite public of Pakistan. They are losing their sh*t over such murder but claiming the same for Zainab’s killer. Not to mention, their love for IG, who they think has done right ‘to take notice’ of Mr Rao. If only these people knew that these IG’s, ministers etc are BACKING such stuff, and Rao was just the tirgger.

  • Very upset to see how such a handsome person father of beautiful kids killed by the police without a process of fair investigation. Pakistan is a country of all races , colors & religions who are settled here legally. Zia & Musharraff culture must end.

  • I request all my pakhtoon muslim brother and sisters to leave our country Pakistan because they are no treated well here and they should go and live in Afghanistan and India the places they love.

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