Pakistani celebrities including Mahira Khan, Armeena Khan and Veena Malik have come out in support of the 17-year-old teenage boy Rehan who was brutally murdered in Karachi. The actresses are demanding justice for Rehan.
These celebrities expressed their anger, and demanded justice for the 17-year-old.
Mahira Khan was also furious at those people who recorded videos instead of saving the teenager.
“Oh my God my heart. How could they do that?? How could they kill a boy? Torture him? How did not a single person stop it!!! We have become so bloody desensitized we freaking record videos calmly while someone is beaten to death!!! #JusticeforRehan,” Mahira Khan said in a tweet.
Oh my God my heart. How could they do that?? How could they kill a boy? Torture him? How did not a single person stop it!!!! We have become so bloody desensitized we freaking record videos calmly while someone is beaten to death!!! #JusticeForRehan
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 19, 2019
In a heartfelt tweet for the 17-year-old Rehan, Armeena Khan said his only crime was that he was poor.
“To the poor teen from Bahadurabad who was killed mercilessly on a mere suspicion of burglary (just a suspicion). They tortured him for two hours and did not stop even though there was a call to prayer (azaan) in the background. #RIP kid, your crime is that you were born poor,”
The Sherdil actress tweeted ‘his crime is that he was born poor‘.
To the poor teen from baharaduabad who was killed mercilessly on a mere suspicion of burglary (just a suspicion). They tortured him for two hours and did not stop even though there was a call to prayer (azaan) in the background. #RIP kid, your crime is that you were born poor.
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) August 18, 2019
Armeena Khan also posted a picture of the words written on Rehan’s T-shirt – Apna Time Ayega – the day he was killed. This slogan, which means ‘Our Time Will Come’ has become synonymous with demanding justice for the poor boy.
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) August 19, 2019
Veena Malik’s Response
Actress Veena Malik demanded that the concerned authorities make an example of such people so that no similar incident happens again.
“Saw some of the pictures & its horrific to say the least.We r a peace loving country.Authorities should take a look in this case & make sure to set example. So that no such cases happen in the future. How can people be so heartless, it’s beyond my imagination. #justiceforRehan,”
Saw some of the pictures & its horrific to say the least.We r a peace loving country.Authorities should take a look in this case & make sure to set example. So that no such cases happen in the future. How can people be so heartless, it's beyond my imagination. #justiceforRehan
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) August 19, 2019
Justice for Rehan
For those who don’t know, 17-year-old Rehan was tortured to death following accusations of him committing robbery in a bungalow in the Bahadurabad area of Karachi.
A video which shows Rehan being tied and beaten by the owner of the bungalow and their neighbors have been doing rounds on social media. Twitterati have been demanding justice for Rehan by raising their voice through the trend #JusticeForRehan.
Currently, #JusticeforRehan is trending on number two on Pakistani twitter. Here’s how Twitterati have raised their voices against the inhuman act.
Butchery. Met 16yo Rehan for a moment few weeks ago. He gave a bright smile when I said I was listening to the same song on his shirt 'Apna Time Ayega'. Imagine what those 3 words symbolized for him for his future. Today, he was lynched to death by 2 men in Khi.#JusticeForRehan
— Shaheera Jalil Albasit (@shaheerajalil) August 18, 2019
— Noman Bin Basheer (@NomanBinBasheer) August 19, 2019
— Hazara Grenade (@HazaraGrenade) August 19, 2019
It kills me to see 'apna time ayega' tagline on rehan's T. ☹️
The way this poor soul was tortured to death is heart breaking & sickening. Whatever reasons,torturing and killing some1 can never be justified.
May Allah grant him jannah and give his family sabar.#JusticeForRehan pic.twitter.com/LuR5mS6oKF
— Star 🌟 (@akhpalkaarkawa) August 19, 2019
— Hans Masroor Badvi (@hansbadvi) August 19, 2019
— Obaid Ahmed (@RealObaidAhmed1) August 18, 2019
Raise ur voice for Rehan.
The 16 years old boy who was lynched today for some minor stealing.#JusticeForRehan
— Lord Nikamma Nikattu (@LordNikamma) August 18, 2019
This is horrifying. There is no excuse for this brutality, No one has the right to take another’s life & Law. The murderers should be hanged to death.#justiceforRehan #Justic4Rehan pic.twitter.com/IMmyH9M2la
— Faisal (@FaisalViewss) August 18, 2019
Culprits of Rehan should hang publicly #justiceforRehan
— sabeen rashid (@rashid_sabeen) August 18, 2019
— Khushboo Jan (@jan32423) August 18, 2019
— $ilvia $adiq (@silviasadiq) August 18, 2019
This a shame, having these bastards still alive. They must not see any mercy at all. Theft conviction is not -beating a teenager till death. But for murder punishment is ONLY death penalty. #justiceforRehan pic.twitter.com/s03v2cVarh
— Owais Rana 🇵🇰 (@awaisrana2011) August 19, 2019
When you hit a human being or an animal, know that it hurts. When you become a part of the mob that is hitting a malnourished 15 years old, know that he will die before you're done. You'ld commit a larger crime than what you're punishing him for. YOU END A LIFE. #justiceforRehan
— ᴇʀɢᴏᴘʜɪʟᴇ (@RstyClinomaniac) August 19, 2019
— Rameez Raja (@rajasahab66) August 19, 2019
The father of the deceased victim demanded the killers be tried under terrorism laws.