Pakistan is currently fuming and protesting against the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kasur, a news anchor with Samaa TV protested by hosting a news bulletin with her daughter on Wednesday.
The anchor named Kiran Naz, with her child on her lap starts the bulletin by saying, “Today I’m not Kiran Naz. Today, I’m a mother. This is why I am sitting here with my daughter.”
The 1.50-minute long monologue by Naz sees her condemn the rapes and murders that plague the country.
She went on to say, “It is true when they say that the smallest coffins are the heaviest and entire Pakistan is burdened by the weight of her coffin.”
Not often that you see a TV news anchor bring her own child to her news cast – @SAMAATV 's Kiran Naz did precisely that to make a point about how she felt as a mother in Pakistan #JusticeForZainab #Justice4Zainab pic.twitter.com/6XMXQJmfzV
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) January 10, 2018
The alleged rape and murder of the little girl has fumed the citizens and also triggered violent protests in Punjab province that left two people dead in police firing on Wednesday.
Naz pointed out the sad irony, that while the girl’s parents were praying for their daughter’s long life in Saudi Arabia and buying her toys, a “monster in Pakistan was raping her and throwing her body in the trash. This is not just a child’s rape and murder. This is the entire society’s murder.”
The girl’s father, on returning to Pakistan on Wednesday, told the media that he would not bury her till justice was done.
Ending the bulletin, Naz said that it is not just the girl who is dead, the whole of humanity died with her.