WDF statement on the murder of Daya Bheel

Women Democratic Front is extremely disturbed, saddened and shocked at the brutal murder of our sister Diya Bheel in Sindh. Our sister was mercilessly murdered, her body was found tortured and mutilated, a few days ago, yet there is deafening silence in the power corridors and in the mainstream media.

Across Pakistan, women and gendered bodies are assaulted by strangers, lovers, fathers, brothers, and husbands alike. We watch our state’s apathy towards our brutalized bodies and tortured souls everyday.  We see patriarchal violence taking the lives of our sisters. We have buried tormented bodies of our sisters “belonging to no one”. We have protested, screamed and put our lives on the line for our survival and yet the state and society continues to murder us. We have lost our Dayas and Noors but we must fight with the fire that is in our hearts. We must burn down each and every oppressor with the fire of rage in our hearts.

Women Democratic Front calls upon all the women of the country, all our sisters to join our hands to bring an end to this reign of violence and oppression. We call upon you to fight this system which is built on our dead, mutilated and raped bodies. We will not let this society kill us one after another. We must unite to fight against this femicide and rule of fear. Break the silence sisters and fight against the system!

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