Facebook memorialises Mashal Khan's account

Published: April 17, 2017

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.



“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

    May 8, 2017 - 12:23PM

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

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