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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday acquitted the man accused in 24-year-old Khadija Siddiqui’s stabbing case, a year after a judicial magistrate had sentenced him to seven years in prison.
Following the verdict, famous personalities such as Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Jibran Nasir and others have come forward to support Siddiqui.Demanding #JusticeForKhadija, Mahira called for unity against the horrific crime.
And if it is the game of power, then so be it. Because there is nothing more powerful than when people come together united for a cause against those in power. We are with you @khadeeeej751 #justiceforkhadija
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 4, 2018
An avid PTI supporter and actor Hamza Ali Abbasi vowed to leave no stone unturned until justice is served.
WHAT THE HELL? I am hearing that attacker of #KhadijaSiddiqi who stabbed her 24 times has been acquitted by Lahore High Court???? If this is true, then we must all unite & be Khadija's voice & leave no stone unturned to get her justice against this barbarian! #WeAreWithKhadija pic.twitter.com/BimkvEK8Z5
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) June 4, 2018
Activist Jibran Nasir shamed the verdict and wrote:
Attacker of #KhadijaSiddiqi who stabbed her 24 times has been acquitted by Lahore High Court. Is this what our justice system has come down to. First under CJP Nisar's general order security was withdrawn from @khadeeeej751 and now her attacker has been set free. Shame pic.twitter.com/L4lAzlVacz
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) June 4, 2018
The Sammi starlet, Mawra, called the decision biased and unfair.
High court decision in #KhadijaSiddiqi Case is ridiculous. It’s outright biased/unfair verdict. Is stabbing someone 23 times not enough to amount for a punishment or is it power over justice ? #KhadijaSiddiqiCase #westandwithKhadija
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) June 4, 2018
Siddiqui’s head counsel, Hassan Niazi shared a picture of her, ready for the next battle.
Khadija right now. All pumped to fight the next battle. Supreme Court we are coming.
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) June 4, 2018
The accused, Shah Hussain, who is the son of lawyer Tanvir Hashmi, was arrested and shifted to jail last year for allegedly stabbing Khadija in 2016.Khadija, a law student, petitioned the court that Shah had stabbed her 23 times.