Bri­tish MP mur­dered

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIALS & COMMENTS -

WE con­demn in the stron gest pos­si­ble terms the sense­less mur­der of Ms. Joe Cox on June 16. She was a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for the Labour Party and was killed in cold blood while talk­ing to lo­cal peo­ple about their prob­lems. She leaves be­hind two chil­dren and a hus­band. MP Cox will be best re­mem­bered for her work with char­i­ties that worked to tackle poverty and dis­crim­i­na­tion, a per­son who was a ded­i­cated cam­paigner for so­cial justice. Her bru­tal death comes a week be­fore the EU ref­er­en­dum and the vote has been put off for a week.

The ac­cused, 52-year old Tommy Mair is said to be a Nazi sym­pa­thiser who may have dis­agreed with Ms. Cox over her stance on Bri­tain’s need to re­main within the com­mon mar­ket, but there is no room for mur­der in a lib­eral democ­racy over a dif­fer­ence of opin­ion. Ms. Cox lived to do ser­vice to the com­mu­nity and worked for tol­er­ance and that is per­haps how she will be re­mem­bered. Bri­tain has lost a young, vi­brant and gen­uine rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the peo­ple. We join the rest of the world in ex­tend­ing our con­do­lences to the fam­ily and firmly be­lieve that justice will be served in get­ting to the bot­tom of what trig­gered the in­ci­dent that cut short Ms. Cox’s life. — The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

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