Justice for Fakhra Yunus, Justice for Acid Attack Survivors in Pakistan
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The National Assembly, The Senate and The Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice for Fakhra Yunus, Justice for Acid Attack Survivors in Pakistan

    1. Bolo Bhi
    2. Petition by

      Bolo Bhi

      Karachi, Pakistan

Justice for Fakhra Yunus, Justice for Acid Attack Survivors in Pakistan.

"On 10th of May’2011, the National Assembly unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Bill. The bill recommends 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs.1 million for perpetrators of the crime. In December’2011, the Senate made an amendment in the existing criminal law, making the offense non-bailable. The commitment of Acid Survivor’s Foundation, Marvi Memon, support of the National Assembly and the Senate are worthy of appreciation. However the implementation of the bill continues to be a concern.

Today, Pakistan lost a brave and resilient woman who represented the face of acid survivors; Fakhra Yunus. After a twelve-year struggle for justice, Fakhra leapt off from the sixth floor of a building and ended her life. In her last note, Fakhra blamed the silence of law on the atrocities and insensitivity of Pakistani rulers for her death. The man accused of disfiguring Fakhra, Bilal Khar, was arrested in October’2002 but released in 2003 on Rs.200,000 bail.

Bilal Khar son of former Punjab Governor Ghulam Mustafa Khar has used his political influence to evade arrests for the past twelve years. Your silence makes you complacent. Merely approving a bill criminalizing the offense is not enough. The state must take action to ensure that Bilal Khar is arrested and put on trial.

For years Fakhra bravely struggled for justice, her appeals were constantly neglected forcing her to take asylum outside Pakistan. Fakhra is not alone; hundreds of victims of the atrocious crime await justice. We appeal to the Supreme Court to ensure the arrest and trial of Bilal Khar and the National Assembly and Senate to pass and implement more specific laws suitable for dealing with control and availability of acid, sentencing, rehabilitation and recompense for survivors."

- Bolo Bhi Press Release: http://bolobhi.org/press-release-public-statements/press-releases/justice-for-fakhra-younis-justice-for-acid-attack-survivors-in-pakistan/

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      • 12 months ago

      ban of acid in retail sale and strict laws against acid crimes like imprisonment for life and compensation whole treatment for victim including plastic surgery

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Acid attacks are cowardly and cruel crimes against women, girls and female children, especially in countries with Hindu or Islamic religion. Most of these women, girls and female children fight back against sexual assault or forced marriages. For this, they will be punished with brutal burns and severe mutilation of a very cruel and merciless world of men who think women, girls and female children are their toys. Worldwide must be set the selling with these acids and the deeds are punished as a felony with lengthy prison sentences and in a particularly bad cases, wit the death penalty. It cannot be that women, girls and female children in many countries have to expect such attacks every day, is shameful for all of us. Just this case this young beautiful woman is particularly distressing and should make us all fight against this inhumanity.

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    • Shuja Uddin KARACHI, PAKISTAN
      • over 1 year ago

      Im a Feminist. There's no more important than that!

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    • Amna Nadeem KARACHI, PAKISTAN
      • over 1 year ago

      because its high time this stops! enough with insecurities of this patriarchal society!! these women deserve justice and men like these should be hung! theyre not worth being called humans or even muslims!

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    • Amna Tariq KARACHI, PAKISTAN
      • over 1 year ago

      Because acid attacking is the most brutal act done on any human and it should be stopped immediately and the criminals should be sentenced to death.

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