Parents Arrested for Attacking Daughter

From the BBC:

“The girl, known only as Anusha, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. Her father Muhammad Zafar told the BBC what happened:

“There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look at him twice. I told her before not to do that, it’s wrong. People talk about us because our older daughter was the same way,” he said.

Her mother Zaheen described the aftermath: “She said ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again.’ By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way.”

This girl’s parents feared that her behavior would bring dishonor upon the family. It’s this kind of backwards mindset that communities such as ours are standing up against.

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