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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Craving of the week-
Dark Chocolate
Reading List-
Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
Aim for the weekend-
Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 6

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Chapter 7 & Epilogue


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    Tuesday

    Burnt not dead


    Yell with me, "Death to Acid-throwers!" and it'll come true, thanks to revised laws in Bangladesh, proof that somewhere someone is being heard and someone is thinking twice before purchasing, the readily available, acid to throw at a 13 year old girl.

    "Throwing acid is now punishable by death in Bangladesh.
    Acid-throwing cases are now heard in Bangladesh by special fast-track courts empowered to pass the death penalty.
    This has helped to shorten the trial period significantly, campaigners say.
    The Acid Survivors' Foundation (ASF) says there were 322 cases recorded in 2004. More than 180 were against women, and 76 against those under 18. That is down from 485 cases in 2002. "
    More on the story(first noted by Rezwan) and link to the Acid Survivor's Foundation in Dhaka.
    Its only sad that it had to take so long and so much international pressure for the lawmakers/governments to finally take notice of the plights of the victims of this most horrible act of violance.

    5 Comments:

    At 10:36 PM, May 03, 2005, Blogger Keya said...

    Baby steps . . .

     
    At 8:32 AM, May 05, 2005, Blogger Simika said...

    yeah - totally :) this is great news though.

     
    At 10:51 PM, May 07, 2005, Anonymous Tasneem said...

    Really sorry, can't yell with you. Whatever the sin is, I am against death sentence.

    + Cheaply priced acid or absence of strict laws are not the root of the problem.

    For beautiful faces to live life, clearing off those dirt from our (yes, acid throwers are also us)soul and brain is urgent.

     
    At 10:20 PM, May 08, 2005, Blogger Tazzy said...

    Would you prefer that the punishment befit the crime- i.e have acid thrown on the perpetrators too?
    or no punishment at all, only some 'education' to help them rethink their strategy?

    These are not children, you know, who are throwing mud on someone who isn't playing with them.
    They are adults and really should know better regardless of their social background or education.

    But then again, everyone has a different view on law and justice and I don't want to have an arguement here.

    cheers.

     
    At 3:37 AM, May 09, 2005, Anonymous Tasneem said...

    Now I am planning a post to explain in details :)

     

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