In Southern Asia, many Muslim men mutilate their wives with acid if they are accused of “cheating” or even “insulting” them. Many of these women, if they survive, are permanently disfigured for life and shamed by their communities. Rarely does the reverse ever happen, but in this case it did:
A Muslim woman allegedly threw acid on her husband after finding out he married another woman, leaving him seriously injured in Indian occupied Kashmir.
According to station house officer (SHO) Bani, Suresh Gautam, Shamima Akhtar threw acid on Mohammed Din, her husband of 10 years, with the help of her daughter and two other individuals.
While Akhtar too was injured, her husband suffered severe burns in the attack. “Both the accused and the victim were rushed to the sub district hospital Kathua from where the husband was rushed to Government Medical College hospital in critical condition,” the SHO said.(source)
This woman is going to be prosecuted along with her daughter by “authorities.” While the full context to this story is not known, the fact is that it is rare to see a woman stand up for herself against a Muslim man. Perhaps some other Muslim women will stand up to the abuse that Muslim men put them through and, having seen and experienced it, will find that there are far better things in life than Islam.