Facebook memorialises Mashal Khan's account

Since his death, Mashal's facebook posts have been shared on various networking sites


News Desk April 17, 2017
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Facebook on Monday memorialised the account of Mashal Khan, a Mardan university student who was lynched on blasphemy allegations on April 13.

The social networking site initiated memorialised accounts to allow people to honour and celebrate deceased users.

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"Memorialised accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorialising an account also helps keep it secure by preventing anyone from logging into it," Facebook says.

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Since his death, the 23-year-old's Facebook posts have been shared on various networking sites by friends, family and strangers who did not know him but are inspired by the words he posted.

[fbpost link="https://www.facebook.com/mashal.khan.1675275/posts/1267135636688105?pnref=story"]

A student of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, Mashal was shot and beaten to death and his body desecrated within the university premises by a mob accusing him of committing 'blasphemy'.

Mardan university student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

According to official sources, a total of 15 people have been arrested while 20 were identified through videos of attack. Mardan police chief Alam Shinwari said the accused will be tried in anti-terrorism courts.

COMMENTS (6)

PAULETTE | 4 years ago | Reply So sorry this happened. The hate in the world today is repulsive.
Nithin | 4 years ago | Reply Interesting..University students in India fighting for equality for all...and in Pakistan students are killing people in the name of religion. Great
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