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Feb 13, 2018

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

The death of Jahangir, who was a champion of women and human rights, drew calls to continue her work from across Pakistani's ideological spectrum.

Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Asma Jahangir’s sudden death produced an incongruous visual juxtaposition on Twitter, with both Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and International Muslim Women Union president Samia Raheel Qazi posting photographs of meetings with the legendary Pakistani lawyer, feminist and human rights activist.

“Heartbroken that we lost Asma Jahangir -- a saviour of democracy and human rights,” said Yousafzai. For her part, Qazi tweeted that despite their differences, she and Jahangir enjoyed a respectful relationship.

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  1. AR

    I can’t comment, my eyes are too full of tears.
    Of rage.

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