Imagining her incinerated body, knowing it among the wreckage of a plane that crashed on the ground, also thinking about the pain of relatives and friends, all this was not enough to suspend the judgments and the illusions of people who never knew her alive.
Pakistani model Zara Abid died at the age of 28 in the Karachi plane crash on Friday when a plane on landing lost two engines and crashed into homes. Zara had won awards, worked with the major stylists of Islamabad, and would soon make her first film. The last photo shoot, ironically, was done on board a helicopter. A woman more famous than others, a victim like everyone else. But while the list of 96 people who died at the stake was not yet official, a debate had already started on the Net about his future (hell or paradise), about the morality and customs of a girl who simply wanted to live and pursue her dreams in head high, fearless.
A debate on the afterlife, to condition the afterlife, and maybe send a warning to the girls who had taken her as a model, for her beauty and her determination, for the pride of having a dark complexion in a country where the canons of beauty prefer pallor. When news spread that the young woman from Punjab had died on that flight from Lahore, messages of opposite wavelengths collided in the heavy air of Twitter and other social networks. Those who expressed condolences for the disappearance of Zadar, and those who circulated his photos taken from the Internet, taking pleasure in the just divine punishment.
In a deeply religious country like Pakistan, Allah is often called into question: while stylistic friends and unknown fans of Zadar consoled family members thinking of her after the death closest to God, radical Muslims sent her imperiously to the farthest section: Whoever sees in heaven all those who perished in the crash is wrong – wrote one – Allah does not love women who show body parts in public. Many (and many) responded to this kind of curses, with more or less calm considerations: Those who attack Zada show the missing parts of their brains in public, wrote an indignant woman. Even softer comments have come: Stop judging others and think about your actions. Nobody knows who the people closest to God are. Don’t deceive yourselves: Jannat (heaven, ed) only for pure men and pure women, someone replied. Arousing new reactions: A young woman has had a horrible death, and our nation intent on debating whether it is jannati or jahanumi ?. Here, the truth is perhaps all: a person with an incinerated body deserves respect, as when it had flourished. Let Zara Hadid be remembered by those who knew her, for what she was, without the noose, or blessing, of a final judgment.
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