Separatists say the attacks on women are the latest battlefront in an ideological war between the rebels, who are fighting for a greater share of the region’s mineral and gas wealth, and state-backed Islamist proxies who want to terrorise the population into acquiescence.
A recent spate of acid attacks in Balochistan has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.
The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its overwhelmingly female victims, has long been used to settle personal or family scores with hundreds of cases reported every year.
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) strongly condemns the heinous acid attacks that have targeted four women, in the Kili Kamalo area on the outskirts of Quetta and in the Mastung district on Monday, 21st of July 2014.
Amongst the women targeted, were two young sisters ages 12 and 14 who received burns to their faces. These attacks constitute a severe violation of human rights, and the victims are at risk of being permanently disfigured and burned. Pakistan has signed and ratified several international human rights conventions dealing with social, political and women’s rights and as such is required to ensure the safety and rights of all their citizens.
Two victim sisters were on way back from a market after Eid shopping in Mastung * Both girls shifted to hospital after their faces severely burnt
BALOCHISTAN: Two young sisters were doused with acid on Tuesday in Mastung District alarming the masses who see the acid attacks as an organised attempt to scare women indoors in Balochistan.
The victims were two adolescent sisters of 13 and 14 years of age identified as Mahawish and Sehrish. They had visited a shopping centre ahead of the occasion of Eid in Mastung District.
(September 12, Islamabad, Sri Lanka Guardian) Pakistani fanatic intelligence agencies ISI and MI third time acid attack on Baloch women in order to spread panic among the Baloch female teachers and women who are playing a vital role in Balochistan’s independence movement.