Internet sensation Qandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother in cold blood in Multan on Saturday.
Though she was subjected to misogynist abuse online, Qandeel won praise by a segment of youth for her forthright attitude.
Qandeel Baloch killed by brother in Multan
Twitter has been abuzz with reactions after hearing about Qandeel's demise over 'honour'.
Its sickening to see some weirdos celebrating Qandeel Baloch's murder. I was never a fan of her antics but a murder can never be justified
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) July 16, 2016
Extremely shocking to know of Qandeel Baloch murder! @CMShehbaz and @smucmo under Salman Sufi MUST take STRICT action!
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) July 16, 2016
#QandeelBaloch killed in an #honorkilling- how many women have to die before we pass the Anti Honor Killing Bill?
Have you ever heard of a sister murder her brother over his beghairati? No? Thought so. Not about honor, but patriarchy! #qandeelbaloch
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) July 16, 2016
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) July 16, 2016
She didn't conform to the norm, outspoken& unapologetic, silenced 4 ever. Shocked & saddened at #QandeelBaloch's murder
— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) July 16, 2016
Spoke to Qandeel Balouch last night! she was so sweet and excited and ALIVE! This is horrible.When does this stop!
Whatever personal opinions people had on #QandeelBaloch - there is no justification for murder. Her brother should be hung!
— Maheen Taseer (@MaheenTaseer) July 16, 2016
— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) July 16, 2016
Some think #qandeelbaloch is a symbol of moral and social decay and some r holding her up as a symbol of empowerment. You're all idiots.
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) July 14, 2016
Sickening & condemnable murder of Qandeel Baloch. Killing of women on one pretext or another has become endemic in Pakistan. Disturbing.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) July 16, 2016
Died fighting stereotypes,taboos.#QandeelBaloch ,a brave and gutsy woman. A rebel.They killed her.Silenced a voice that wasn't subservient.
— Ayesha (@Ayeshaspeaksnow) July 16, 2016
Was this expected???? #RIP #shotdead #qandeelbaloch... https://t.co/QpaVNQhO7P
— NADIA HUSSAIN (@NADIAHUSSAIN_NH) July 16, 2016
Qandeel confirmed that she was under threat and had told The Express Tribune, “I know I will not be provided security and I am not feeling secured here so have decided to move abroad with my parents after Eidul Fitr.”
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