Women in Kashmir Threatened with Acid Attack for Not Wearing Veil

Kashmir, August 13, 2012

Women in Kashmir have been threatened with acid attacks if they don’t cover their face with a veil, and with being shot if they are seen using mobile phones.

A public notice from the Lashkar e al Qaeda declared: “We appeal to the public that they ensure that their women observe purdah [covering heads and faces] in public places. If we spot any woman without purdah, we will sprinkle acid on her face. If we spot any girl using [a] mobile phone, she will be shot dead.”  Full report here

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