A 19-year-old girl was attacked with acid by a Muslim man in Karachi, Pakistan. This case has added to the thousands that occurred in that region. In the majority, these are reprisals against women who represent the religious minority, Christians and Hindus.
Sunita Masih suffered burns on her face and body, according to the attacker because she rejected him. She was surprised by Kamran Allah Bux while going to work on the first of February, who then fled.
About this case, Christian Post published:
The family, members of a Salvation Army church, were seeking justice for Sunita Masih, whose face and other parts of her body were disfigured in the attack. Deputy Sub-Inspector Sagheer Ahmed of Frere Police Station said officers had registered a case against Bux for causing harm with corrosive substances (Section 336-B of Pakistan’s Penal Code) and arrested him.
These acts are part of the history of violence and discrimination against women in Pakistan and the Middle East. In Sunita’s case, her relatives alleged that before the attack they had made complaints of harassment against Bux, all without success.
Between 2007 and 2022, almost 1500 cases of attacks of this nature have been reported. Activists and church leaders constantly express their concerns and urge the government to take action. Since there are laws and regulations in force that must be complied with and according to them, new protection measures must be created.
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