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Women in Pakistan subjected to acid attacks. Graphic images.

Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 21 Sep - 14:58

WARNING: Graphic images, which can be viewed on the web site. These women were subjected to acid attacks mostly for turning down a marriage.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/photo/2009/11/terrorism-thats-personal.html

A very long article of which this is an extract.

“Bangladesh has imposed controls on acid sales to curb such attacks, but otherwise it is fairly easy in Asia to walk into a shop and buy sulfuric or hydrochloric acid suitable for destroying a human face. Acid attacks and wife burnings are common in parts of Asia because the victims are the most voiceless in these societies: They are poor and female. The first step is simply for the world to take note, to give voice to these women.” Since 1994, a Pakistani activist who founded the Progressive Women’s Association to help such women “has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted.”

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Post  malena stool on Tue 21 Sep - 21:20

Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 21 Sep - 21:47

malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?

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Post  malena stool on Wed 22 Sep - 9:22

AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?
I believe garage owners can get hold of Sulphuric Acid for car batteries, but I suppose boiling water works just as well to cause the pain and disfigurement these sadists are aiming to inflict.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 22 Sep - 9:45

malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?
I believe garage owners can get hold of Sulphuric Acid for car batteries, but I suppose boiling water works just as well to cause the pain and disfigurement these sadists are aiming to inflict.

I did wonder about battery acid and I guess if someone really wants to get hold of some acid that will inflict serious damage, they will. In India and Pakistan there are also very large numbers of women who seem to be careless around cooking stoves and manage to disfigure themselves with accidents with boiling oil, water and open flames.


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Post  malena stool on Wed 22 Sep - 9:55

AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?
I believe garage owners can get hold of Sulphuric Acid for car batteries, but I suppose boiling water works just as well to cause the pain and disfigurement these sadists are aiming to inflict.

I did wonder about battery acid and I guess if someone really wants to get hold of some acid that will inflict serious damage, they will. In India and Pakistan there are also very large numbers of women who seem to be careless around cooking stoves and manage to disfigure themselves with accidents with boiling oil, water and open flames.

They do seem to be a bit offhand with the application of their safety regs, as may be seen in the recent collapse of the bridge in the Commonwealth Games village, so the distribution of the odd vat of acid for 'personal use', isn't going to be much of a worry.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 22 Sep - 10:06

malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?
I believe garage owners can get hold of Sulphuric Acid for car batteries, but I suppose boiling water works just as well to cause the pain and disfigurement these sadists are aiming to inflict.

I did wonder about battery acid and I guess if someone really wants to get hold of some acid that will inflict serious damage, they will. In India and Pakistan there are also very large numbers of women who seem to be careless around cooking stoves and manage to disfigure themselves with accidents with boiling oil, water and open flames.

They do seem to be a bit offhand with the application of their safety regs, as may be seen in the recent collapse of the bridge in the Commonwealth Games village, so the distribution of the odd vat of acid for 'personal use', isn't going to be much of a worry.

A friend of mine, a retired agricultural engineer, spends the winter months in India every year, traveling around giving advice to farmers. So, he has a fair degree of knowledge about the country and its people. Some time ago, he was telling me about building in India and he said then that contractors will use the cheapest materials they can get away with, including sub-standard concrete mixes.

Many of the meds that we need prescriptions for in the UK can be bought over the counter in India and they are often cheaply produced versions of the originals and not tested for safety. I guess this is the only way some people can obtain meds.

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Post  fred on Wed 22 Sep - 11:59

AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:Horrifying that such barbarism exists in today's world ..........but how long before it happens here in the UK with our apparent acceptance of a multicultural society and the multi-various customs and values that accompany it?

We've already seen so-called 'honour,' killings here. I guess we should be glad that it's not so easy to buy acid in the UK. Is it?
I believe garage owners can get hold of Sulphuric Acid for car batteries, but I suppose boiling water works just as well to cause the pain and disfigurement these sadists are aiming to inflict.

I did wonder about battery acid and I guess if someone really wants to get hold of some acid that will inflict serious damage, they will. In India and Pakistan there are also very large numbers of women who seem to be careless around cooking stoves and manage to disfigure themselves with accidents with boiling oil, water and open flames.



Oprah Winfrey did a show on these poor women, their husbands marry them for the dowry, then they have an "accident" and the man is left free to marry again. They went to a hospital where some of the survivors were, and the reporter was almost sick with the smell of burnt flesh.

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Post  malena stool on Wed 22 Sep - 14:52

The system will be a long time changing as there are religious and economic reasons behind what to our western eyes is an abomination of injustices.

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