Acid attacks on women

Published: August 21, 2019
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KECH: Women in Pakistan are constantly subjected to societal evils like honour killing, forced marriage, domestic violence and acid attack. It is so frequent that they seem like common problems that women in Pakistan face. Women are the real architects of any nation. Without women it is impossible for a country to prosper. But unfortunately in Pakistan, acid attack has become a common practice. The women are being targeted by rich people. Neither the police nor the government is arresting them. They are completely free in this regard. More than 50 females have fallen victim to this heinous crime in Kech. Furthermore, more than 90% cases were undecided because the victims belong to poor families. According to a report 65% of all attacks are acid attacks and burns cases that have occurred throughout the country. If this persists then it will be difficult for women to survive, let alone live peacefully. It hurts me to mention that when it comes to poor families there is no justice for them. It is the responsibility of the police to act against those involved in such activities so that people get their due right and respects. The concerned authorities should act for the sake of humanity.

Abida Diljan

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2019.

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