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It appears that a number of Pakistani women are embracing the use of acid as weapon against men. In Pakistan, these heinous acts have typically been perpetrated on women as revenge for “dishonoring” their husbands or fathers, but recent reports indicate a significant surge in the reversal of violence.
The UK’s DailyMail is reporting that “The rise in attacks on men emerge following the [recent] high-profile suicide of a Pakistani woman who was horrifically scarred in an acid attack more than a decade ago.”
The Pakistani government finally introduced new legislation in 2011, criminalizing acid attacks and issuing minimum penalties of 14 years in prison. It was apparently legal to melt a woman’s face off for “dishonoring” her husband prior to these laws taking effect.
According to Aurat Foundation for women’s rights, more than 8,500 acid attacks, forced marriages and other forms of violence against women were reported in Pakistan in 2011.
Read more: DailyMail
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