You might have noticed your social media going blue and wondered why. If you are not aware of what’s happening around the world and haven’t gotten time to catch up; Sudan is in a crisis. People are being butchered for demanding their rights.
Recently, people started changing their display picture over the social media to a certain shade of blue and for those of you who are still looking for an answer, people are standing in solidarity with Sudan. It a way of raising awareness as the media blackout in Sudan right now is preventing news to be reached to the global world. The authorities are blocking their voice so they can continue oppressing them.
This shade of blue was chosen to honor the memory of one of the victims: Mohammad Mattar, whose last post on Instagram was this shade of blue and was reportedly his favorite color as well. This 26-year-old engineer was brutally shot during the June 3 crackdown by Rapid Support Forces.
Mahira Khan broke her silence over this matter and brought it to limelight among her Pakistani fans.
In her tweet, she was seen questioning the International news channel about not giving this matter proper coverage.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 13, 2019
She also retweeted a video by UNICEF which was calling out the forces to stop attacking children and health workers.
Schools, hospitals and health centres in #Sudan have been targeted, looted and destroyed. Health workers have been attacked simply for doing their job.
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) June 13, 2019
Hania Aamir followed suit.
After Mahira Khan, Hania Aamir took to social media to voice this issue. The Parwaz Hai Junoon star shared on her Instagram;
“There’s a massacre happening in Sudan! People are being beaten up, raped, killed! A child was raped by multiple men in a mosque! 52 people killed! 700 injured! Dozens of bodies dumped into the Nile river! The military has shut down the internet and media coverage so we don’t get to see what’s happening so they can’t ask anyone for help!”
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There’s a massacre happening in Sudan! People are being beaten up, raped, killed! A child was raped by multiple men in a mosque! 52 people killed! 700 injured! Dozens of bodies dumped into the nile river! The military has shut down the internet and media coverage so we don’t get to see what’s happening so they can’t ask anyone for help! Please yeh mat sochain ke yeh hamaray log nahi hain tou ham kya karain. Ham Sab insan hain! Buray waqt ka pata nahi hota. Facebook Instagram twitter snapchat YouTube TikTok! Jahan tak bata sakte ho batao! Please help. Mentioning some of the things you can do to help. -There’s a page on Facebook called ‘food and medicine for Sudan’ -you can donate by going to www.donate.unicefusa.org – www.savethechildren.org – go to www.change.org and sign the petition to urge the UN to look into the matter – donate at www.gofundme.com I’ll post the links and screenshots on my story. RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR HUMANITY! SPEAK UP FOR SUDAN! #sudanmassacre
She then went on to explain how you can help the victims of the Sudanese massacre.
“There’s a page on Facebook called ‘Food and Medicine for Sudan’, you can donate by going to www.donate.unicefusa.org or www.savethechildren.org,” added Hania.
“Go to www.change.org and sign the petition to urge the UN to look into the matter – donate at www.gofundme.com,” she stated. “Raise your voice for humanity! Speak up for Sudan.”
Up till now, there have been reports of protestors being raped, beaten, killed and even thrown in the river Nile to keep the real number of the death toll from surfacing.
A unanimous statement was issued by the UNICEF which demanded an immediate halt on the attacks against civilians and highlighted the importance of upholding human rights.