Public memorial to be held in memory of Nadia Khan
EXCLUSIVE: People are being urged to attend a public memorial today in memory of a pregnant mother who was stabbed to death in Bradford.
Nadia Khan, 24, was six to seven months pregnant when her body was found in a house in Holker Street, Manningham on 14 June.
Organiser of the memorial, Mahmoona Begum, is not related to Nadia, but felt “compelled” to organise the memorial in memory of her.
She said: “Nadia’s story touched a chord with not just myself but a lot of young women that were expressing their grief and shock on social media. I felt compelled to organise a memorial for her simply because I believe that there is not enough focus on the victims of domestic violence and abuse in our community.
“The community figures that should be speaking in our interests shy away from addressing this issue which is why we must make more of an effort to begin this discussion. Nadia’s demise was an extreme example of such abuses; women up and down the country are abused and assaulted by their partners every day. This is the reality.
“I want to pay my respects to Nadia and be able to show my support to her family and ask members of the community to come and light a candle, say a prayer and leave a few words in the book of condolences which will be open for them to write in.”
The public memorial is to be held today at the Bandstand located in Lister Park at 6pm.
Nadia’s husband was charged with murder and child destruction.