A People’s Funeral: In Life And In Death, Asma Jahangir Challenged Conventions


Activist and icon of democracy Asma Jahangir’s funeral on Tuesday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore broke with tradition as men and women both gathered to pray and pay homage to the late lawyer.

Social Media was also abuzz with updates from the funeral, as well as thoughts and feelings about what the event meant for people. Men, women and children from all walks of life and all strata of society were present on the occasion – the presence of women was testament to her desire for democracy, equality and freedom from patriarchal traditions. We’ve recorded some touching and heartfelt thoughts and tributes from the day.


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