Years After Acid Horror, Suicide Stirs Pakistan

10 Apr

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/world/asia/hope-in-pakistan-for-curbing-acid-attacks.html?ref=world

“Had she been a politician’s daughter or a general’s daughter, then we would have seen what would have happened,” Ms. Durrani said. “But who was going to fight for a dancing girl?”  [my emphasis]

This Holy Tuesday, when the evening service in the Orthodox Church commemorates the heroic love and generosity of the “myrrh-bearing harlot,” please remember vulnerable and exploited women everywhere.

Relatives of Fakhra Younas in Karachi, Pakistan, last month. The man Ms. Younas long accused of dousing her with acid, her ex-husband, Bilal Khar, was acquitted at trial nine years ago.  (Associated Press)

From the right, Ms. Younas before and after she was disfigured in an acid attack that she blamed on her then-husband.  (Associated Press)

 

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