Acid attacks are the most prevalent in South Asia. In Pakistan alone, 200 dreams are burnt with acid every year. Most of these cases go unreported due to several reasons.
Whatever little cases that are reported fall prey to systemic sloppiness, corruption, unnecessary delays in the inquiries and many other influences that stem from the weak political will to curb the issue. This leads to many of the cases being undecided for prolonged periods of time.
However, someone is finally speaking up against this ill that has rotten our society for long.
A few days ago, Waqar Zaka shared a case of an acid attack survivor in a video. He demanded justice for Raheela whose case remains unaddressed since the last three years.
Like Raheela’s, many other cases of
Moreover, support groups should be formed so that the survivors have a sense of belonging and that they draw strength from one another.
Waqar Zaka, we hope that your request lands on the right ears and Raheela gets the justice that she so rightly deserves!