Today marks one year since Pakistan witnessed the gruesome murder of 27-year-old Noor Mukkadam. The incident sent shockwaves throughout the country & it took 7 long months to sentence the main accused, Zahir Jaffer to death.
Today, Twitter is remembering Noor Mukkadam, her parent’s insurmountable pain & the unspeakable crime Noor fell victim to, which God knows neither Noor nor anybody else in this world deserves.
One Year Since We Lost Noor
“Have been thinking of #Noormukadam past few days. The gory of the incident & how can someone born w so much privilege & who has not seen violence/war be so savage? I just fail to understand humans & their behaviours/ what they r capable of #JusticeForNoor“
“1 year ago #NoorMukadam was taken from us. The horrible act, her parent’s grief, on one can imagine. May Allah SWT give her parents strength and courage to process this loss. And Murderer will be assassinated Insha Allah.”
“July 20th Noor was killed by Zahir Jaffer. Its one year and Mukkadams still await Justice.”
“365 days later, justice is yet to be served. Rest in power, #NoorMukadam – lest we forget.”
“A whole year has flown by since the shocking and gruesome murder of #noormukadam with her loved ones still in mourning and her murderer, caught red-handed still breathing!”
“Last Eid ul Adha our Noor was taken from us. We miss her dearly. What can’t be taken are her beautiful memories, her smile, her warm laugh. I’m sure wherever you are you are smiling like this.”
“One year since we lost Noor Mukadam. One of the most harrowing gruesome murder, loss of life of an innocent girl by monstrous Zahir Jaffer who is still alive and Noors family awaits justice.”
“#NoorMukadam got her strength to keep fighting till the end from her brave parents. Influential murderer #zahirjaffer lost against the perseverance of her family & he is behind bars sentenced the death penalty”
Noor Mukkadam was brutally raped, murdered, and beheaded by Zahir Jaffer on 20th July 2021 in Islamabad. An FIR was submitted soon after by the victim’s father and Zahir was arrested on the day of the murder. Many came out in Noor’s support and demanded the strictest punishment for the accused. Read more about the case here.
As of now, the main accused was sentenced to death in February 2022, along with his household staff Iftikhar and Jameel who were both co-accused in the case — were sentenced to 10 years in jail, while all others, including Zahir’s parents and TherapyWorks employees, were acquitted. The verdict was bittersweet as many were of the view that his parents and TherapyWorks employees should have gotten some sort of punishment instead of getting off scot-free. Click here for more details.
Rest in power, Noor. We will not forget.