A friend of mine sent me an email today which said:
Please read, share and comment on my article (well, it actually only got published in the online blog section) on the Express Tribune website - http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/6294/an-open-letter-to-the-chief-justice-from-a-granddaughter/ - I published under a pseudonym awith a vague bio to avoid arrest and/or being called in under suo moto action.
And so I read, I cried, I thought, I hurt and I shared this with as many people as I could - through emails, though the blog, through facebook. I hope you will read it, and while you do, I hope you will think about all the people in this country who you know - and who I know - who have long since lost hope for justice.
People like me who have seen their loved ones senselessly killed by perpetrators who will never be found. People who woke up one day to find parents, siblings, cousins, friends missing never to be seen again. Unless they're lucky and a dead body appears to quiet the hope and begin the inevitable mourning process. People who - like K - who are forced to watch while those who have wronged them are allowed to escape the net of 'justice' unpunished.
I stand with K. And I demand justice for her, and her family. I hope you do too.