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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012 11:37|
Ghazala Javed [in] a charismatic Pashtun singer, was murdered in the city of Peshawar. Throughout his life, always defied pressure from the Taliban to stop singing. According to reports, Ghazala and her father received six shots at the door of a beauty salon. The perpetrators were able to " run away leaving them in a pool of blood . " The Pakistani police investigators suspect that her ex-husband, from whom he separated [in] the past year, is responsible for the killings. But other people with different theories speculate [on].
Ghazala was born in the Swat Valley, which fell under Taliban rule in 2007. When the Taliban conquered his hometown, was forced to emigrate with his family to the city of Peshawar, 170 miles.
Ghazala Javed Pashto singing a song. Image taken from a Youtube video .
The Taliban government was at its peak when the Pakistani government was forced to sign a peace agreement with militant groups Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan and Tehreek-e-Shariat-e-Nafaz-e-Mohammad [en] (TSNM). The agreement called rules Nizam-e-Adal [en] (Order of justice), and signed as a ceasefire between Sufi Mohammed, the TSNM, and government. But the agreements TNSM broke, causing an inevitable military operation in the region. In 2009, the Pakistan Army militia expelled from Mingora, the main town of Swat valley.
Ghazala was a brave woman who fought against the traditions and customs of their society. Not afraid of the Taliban decree that prohibited making music for singers. Fawad Khan says [at] well:
He traveled frequently to Afghanistan and was very popular among teenagers Pashtuns. A famous Pakistani singer, Bkktayar Khattak speaks [in] the great loss that is his assassination:
The Tahkleeq Development Foundation (Foundation Tahkleeq Development, TDF) organized a protest rally to condemn this horrific act of terrorism. Arshad Hussain, PTO says [in]:
Similarly, Internet users have strongly condemned this act. Some see it as a step towards Talibanization (a trend to follow the thought Taliban) in Pakistan. Rizvi says [in]:
Possible ¿honor killing?
But it remains unclear whether it was the Taliban who killed her or her ex-husband. Ghazala was married in 2000 with Jahangir Khan, a businessman, but six months after the wedding, he discovered that he had another wife and filed for divorce [in]. He also claimed that her husband tried to stop him from singing [in]. Sadaf Anwar Shah writes [es]:
At the same time, Mike Jenkinson accused [in] the Taliban's ideology that led to his assassination:
Some people said that this murder is the result of the prevailing patriarchal mentality. Muhammad Rizwan says:
Whatever the reason may be, the end result is to have silenced a Mockingbird [in]. It will always be remembered as an endearing voice of our times.