Τετάρτη, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2010

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Από την Wikipedia, άρθρο για τις επιθέσεις με οξύ εναντίο γυναικών στη Νότια Ασία
(acid throwing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_throwing
:
In South Asia, acid throwing attacks have been used as a form of revenge for refusal of sexual advances, proposals of marriage and demands for dowry.[3] Scholars Taru Bahl and M.H. Syed say that land disputes are another leading cause.[5] In Bangladesh, where such attacks are relatively common, they are mostly a form of domestic violence.[15] Tom O'Neill of National Geographic reported that acid throwing is also used to enforce the caste system in modern India, where uppercaste individuals often attack Dalits for supposedly violating the order.[16] In Cambodia, it was reported that these attacks were mostly carried out by wives against their husbands' lovers.[6] According to New York Times reporter Nicholas D. Kristof, acid attacks are at an all time high in Pakistan and increasing every year. The attacks are typically the work of men against their wives who have "dishonored them".[17] In India, the number of acid attacks have been rising.[18] There had been 68 acid attacks in the state of Karnataka since 1999.[19]

According to a Rand Corporation commentary, hundreds of women in Pakistan, Kashmir and Afghanistan have been blinded or maimed "when acid was thrown on their unveiled faces by male fanatics who considered them improperly dressed".[20] Attacks or threats of attacks on women who failed to wear hijab or were otherwise "immodestly dressed" have been reported in other countries as well.[21][22][23][24] In Afghanistan in November 2008, extremists also targeted women (schoolgirls) in acid attacks for attending school. During the Taliban's rule, girls were banned from school.[25]

The chemical agents most commonly used to commit these attacks are hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid. According to Mridula Bandyopadhyay and Mahmuda Rahman Khan, it is a form of violence primarily targeted at women. They describe it as a relatively recent form of violence, with the earliest record in Bangladesh from 1983.[3] The scholar Afroza Anwary points out that acid violence occurs not only in Bangladesh but also in Pakistan, China, Ethiopia and has occurred historically in Europe
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