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Pictured above is a 10 year old girl from Central Pakistan, scarred from acid that had been thrown in her face. This type of assault is common in Pakistan, with thousands suffering the same fate each year. Including Anvu Sha, a 15 year old recently murdered by her parents in this “honour style” killing. Her crime? Talking to a boy. Her parents told hospital workers their daughter tried to commit suicide, but when they wouldn’t let the rest of the family see the face of the deceased girl at the funeral, the eldest sister grew suspicious. Continue reading to check out the entire, shocking, news story..

Parents Kill Daughter By Pouring Acid On Her Face

Courtesy of The National Post

A mother and father in Pakistan-administered Kashmir killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man, police say.

Local police officer Tahir Ayub told Agence France-Presse the father, Mohammad Zafar, was already suspicions about his daughter Anvu Sha and became enraged when he saw her with a boy outside their house in Kotli on Monday.

“Zafar beat her up and then poured acid over her with the help of his wife. She was badly burned, but they did not take her to hospital until the next morning, and she died on Wednesday,” Mr. Ayub said.

Dr. Mohammad Jahangir, head of the state-run Kotli hospital, said the girl arrived in a “very critical condition” with almost 70% burns.

“There were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes, nostrils, both arms, chest foot and lower part of legs. Even her scalp bone was exposed,” he said, adding the mother initially told the hospital their daughter had tried to commit suicide.

Police were alerted by Anvu Sha’s married elder sister, who demanded they investigate the incident in Khoi Ratta district, 140 kilometres north of the state capital, Muzaffarabad.

They say she became suspicious when her parents did not allow mourners to see the face of the dead girl before she was buried, otherwise a normal practice in Kashmiri Muslim society, the BBC reported.

Police have now arrested the parents and charged them with murder.

In March the government of Pakistani-administered Kashmir made acid attacks a criminal offence punishable with life imprisonment. Almost 1,000 women died last year from “honour killings” in Pakistan.

The Daily Telegraph, Reuters

21 Comments to Proud Parents: IN THE NEWS

  1. Three cheers for the sister! Punishment for these so called honour killings is long overdue!

  2. Northerngirl on November 8th, 2012
  3. just remember this is 2012………….

  4. Joey BadaBing on November 8th, 2012
  5. And we still send money to this barbaric countr–why???

  6. Broketaxpayer on November 8th, 2012
  7. There is NO SUCH THING as an “HONOUR KILLING”.

  8. Dee on November 8th, 2012
  9. Rip to they girl :-(

  10. Kate on November 8th, 2012
  11. not only are we sending money to these ‘people’ but in a lot of cases those gutless cowardly ‘MEN’ board boats and flee the country and claim asylum saying they are being persecuted or forced to fight in their country’s army…….turn them around at the borders but let any females stay this is one reason i will always ‘hate’ these countries that treat females like crap under their feet and the ‘MEN’ living in them

    another country that needs to have its aide reviewed is South Africa, a young girl is raped there 5 minutes (think thats the figure) and there is a 99% she will be infected with AIDS as a result, most are raped by fathers who in some cases believe they have the RIGHT to be their daughters FIRST, then every other male relatives takes his ‘rights’ google ‘lost girls of South Africa’

  12. Jeannine on November 8th, 2012
  13. Let’s get this right: NOT JUST PAKISTAN- THIS IS A MUSLIM/ISLAMIC TRADITION. Muslims are sick and twisted and they should be left to rot in their own sh!thole countries and not into ours. ISLAM, THE RELIGION OF “PEACE”. HA HA.

  14. TenderVittles on November 8th, 2012
  15. Tender Vittles is right. This is a problem throughout the Muslim world. The atrocities committed in the name of religion never cease to amaze me.

  16. blah on November 8th, 2012
  17. i’m with tendervittles.

  18. queenb on November 8th, 2012
  19. This that gets me…they do this kind of stuff then try to cover it, ie: claiming the girl was suicidal and not allowing mourners to see her. That tells us that they know what they did was wrong. So why do it in the first place?

  20. Tartsonawire on November 9th, 2012
  21. @Blah and Tender Vittles: Really? The whole Muslim world? It is not a common practice in Indonesia, for instance, which has the highest number of Muslims in the world. Each place where Islam is dominant incorporates its own culture into the religion. For instance, Islam calls for an incredible amount of proof to show adultery, yet women in these countries are killed for even being suspected. That is not Islam, that is culture, and misfortune of being connected to the wrong people. Also, according to Islam, Mohammad set aside an entire day just to teach women, showing he respected their right to at least some level of education. Yet some places in the Muslim world do not follow his examples. One of Mohammed’s wives even led an army in battle. Islamic scriptures are also unclear on what counts as modesty, which allowed different cultures to require different amounts of covering, from covering the hair (which some now do not even do) to the full body burka. Islam has been the excuse for people to do enormous cruelty, when it was really only their own twisted interpretation. Besides, Christianity has plenty of things we now consider horrible: remember the story of Hagar? specifying details of how to sell your daughter as a slave?

    Finally, as you will note from the article, in the majority Muslim country of Pakistan, the government has made these killings illegal. They as a country have shunned the practice, but there are still radicals there, who think they have the right to do such atrocities. Don’t lump everyone together.

  22. Kate on November 9th, 2012
  23. how sad, they obviously don’t love their children because if they did there would be no way that they could do this to them, it makes me sick RIP to the girl and many other victims of this horrible crime

  24. mother of 4 on November 9th, 2012
  25. This is also a country where if a woman gets raped it’s her fault, she’s the one to blame. I say lets turn that whole area into a glass parking lot.

  26. Steve on November 9th, 2012
  27. Why did it take the sister to report this? Why didn’t the male DOCTOR report this? PSSH, passing a law is just paper until they actually enforce it.

  28. Katk on November 9th, 2012
  29. Muslim males (note: not “men”) are insecure and abusive cowards. Their faith is so weak and fragile that they riot and murder when insulted, but you’ll notice their victims are almost invariably women, children and unarmed innocents. Abusive animal cowards.

  30. AlfaCowboy on November 9th, 2012
  31. RIP Anvu Sha. Yeah..I know a LOT of Muslims from my hometown(I live in NJ which has a huge Muslim population)that would be grieving if they heard about what happened to Anvu Sha.

  32. Rachel on November 9th, 2012
  33. I know we are told that not all Muslims think the same way. Yet it seems that rag-head and fuck-head are interchangeable.

  34. why not on November 10th, 2012
  35. I agree with Kate to an extent, no one should be lumped together like that, HOWEVER:

    and Muslims pay attention,

    if you do not want to get classified as barbarians and terrorists, tell those dicks to stop misrepresenting you like that. If you can conduct yourselves as adults there is no reason they should not do the same. Double standards are bullshit. If I can tellmy leaders to stop being dicks so can you (whether or not they listen, well, thats not DIRECTLY your problem or mine).

    And thank you, Kate, for pointing out the difference between culture and religion. I don’t think Allah appreciates when people choose to worship a book, a custom, a prophet or HATE over God, call it a hunch.

    Now ALL religulous people pay attention:

    Hiding behind religion to get your way is childish and reprehensible.

    Furthermore, if God is perfect and made this whole world in his image, who the hell are you to question Gods will? If God was offended by someone or something, are you saying he is too weak or stupid to act on his own, that he is incompetent? That YOU have to act on his behalf? He’s a big boy now, stop patronizing him.

    If a deity requires your help, He/She/It will ask for you by name.

    God does not do interviews, submit memos, texts or answer Q&A sessions. Get over it, we are not that cool and this story is proof humans still suck.

    Stop trying to shove your agendas down Gods thoat.
    Stop face Raping God! Regardless of what you may call him.

  36. NiftyDucky on November 10th, 2012
  37. Wow, sorry, off on tangent. The parents shouldn’t get life imprisonment, I vote for the death penalty.

    Parent, HAH, not even close.

  38. NiftyDucky on November 10th, 2012
  39. What terrifies me is that, so often, the mothers and grandmothers are involved. WTF is going on mentally there?

  40. Hap on November 12th, 2012
  41. Yeah, this isn’t all that common in Pakistan, actually.

    Just lettin’ ya know. Not like you’ll care. This is the internet, after all.

  42. Kinseth on November 17th, 2012

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