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Systematic Intellecticide: The Overshadowed Assassination of a Baloch Poet

Young poet killed for recording and uploading testimony of a sexual assault victim

By: Balaach Marri

Gulzar Ryaz

Gulzar Ryaz

It all started with a cell phone video. Stormed by the comments of angry Baloch Facebookers and Tweeters, the video went viral within hours of its upload. It was the testimony of a sexual assault victim, Shakila Basharat, pleading justice.

Shakila, a housewife and a mother, tells the story of the horrific attack on her by a local powerful figure, Noor Ahmed.

“He broke into our house late in the night, he started beating me up. I cried, he was drunk, he didn’t listen.” Shakila goes on

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