Facebook memorialises Mashal Khan's account

Published: 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.

PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

“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.

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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Zain Ali shah
    Apr 17, 2017 - 4:29PM

    if the AWK uni administration can’t controll their students, then they must resign! they didn’t know about the situation untill they killed him! shame on Uni administration!Recommend

  • Farhan
    Apr 17, 2017 - 9:41PM

    @Zain Ali shah:

    According to what the main accused said in front of Magistrate today, the University admin hatched the entire plan.Recommend

  • Naheed Jamal
    Apr 18, 2017 - 12:55AM

    No degree of regret and repentance will bring him back.He was murdered because he challanged the so called and self proclaimed pious.Recommend

  • Alien1
    Apr 18, 2017 - 6:15AM

    The video of mashal’s killing looked like hundreds of demons killing a saint.Recommend

  • Nithin
    Apr 18, 2017 - 12:22PM

    Interesting..University students in India fighting for equality for all…and in Pakistan students are killing people in the name of religion. GreatRecommend

  • PAULETTE
    May 8, 2017 - 12:23PM

    So sorry this happened. The hate in the world today is repulsive.Recommend

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