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Bangladesh: Rally against acid attacks

The rally, organised jointly by the Acid Survivors Foundation and the Bengali daily Prothom Alo, was aimed at displaying the collective shame and anger of Bangladeshi men.
"It's a revolting crime," said Habibur Rahman, a former chief justice, who joined the rally. Holding a red banner that read "Resist acid, save women", Dolly Begum marched slowly through the streets of Dhaka. Walking with her were 100 other victims of acid attacks, followed by columns of men demonstrating their commitment to ending a crime that disfigures hundreds of young women across Bangladesh every year.