The Lahore High Court (LHC) acquitted Shah Hussain of all charges after accepting his appeal against the five-year sentence handed to him by a sessions court. He was accused in 24-year-old Khadija Siddiqui’s stabbing case.
Khadija was stabbed 23 times by her classmate in Lahore, according to reports, in retaliation for her refusal of his advances. While he was sentenced to five years in prison for attempted murder, the sentence was overturned.
Many have taken to Twitter to express their shock at the Lahore High Court’s verdict and support for Khadija, making #JusticeForKhadija the number one trending topic on Twitter.
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
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 First under CJP Nisar’s general order security was withdrawn from @khadeeeej751 and now her attacker has been set free.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
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
A seven-year sentence for attempted murder – reduced to five years – reduced to nothing. This is how we value a woman seeking justice with proof (multiple eye-witnesses, DNA match) – the message is loud and clear. She is reduced to nothing. #JusticeForKhadija
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) June 4, 2018
Stabbed TWENTY THREE times, let’s put that into perspective – Imagine the pain from a paper cut or when you stub your toe. I can’t even imagine the pain. Khadija is a walking miracle. These things leave marks deeper than what is visible to the eye. #Justiceforkhadija
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) June 4, 2018
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
When this horrific crime occurred Khadija was apprehensive that justice was not going to be served, she was stabbed over 20 times and today her attacker has been acquitted!! Justice has failed her and we need to speak up ! #JusticeforKhadija https://t.co/IVLdVsSPmQ
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) June 4, 2018