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Acid Attacks add to Violence against Women in Kashmir

Written by Shafat

Women have been the worst sufferers of the decades old conflict in Kashmir. The number of rapes, molestation cases, enforced disappearances and the number of half-widows and orphans since late nineties is a grim example of how women of this valley are suffering. The violence has badly affected them physically, psychologically, socially and economically, a fact hidden from none.

Now a new wave of acid attacks on women has put the security of women-folk in jeopardy. The response on part of the government has mostly been indifferent towards the issue.

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