It has been a year that a mob killed Mashal Khan. His family still awaits justice.
The mob included students and campus staff of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, where 23-year-old Mashal studied journalism. They killed him over accusations of blasphemy. Investigators found all such allegations to be false.
Today (Thursday) is his first death anniversary. Vigils are scheduled for today in many cities to remember the slain student. Mashal is revered in progressive circles.
However, little has been done to satisfy his family.
Initially, the murder case was heard by an anti-terrorism court set up in Mardan’s Central Jail. However, the case was shifted to special ATC, Abbottabad on request by Mashal’s father, Muhammad Iqbal.