Talk:Acid throwing

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Archived[edit]

Past discussions (2006-mid 2013) have now been archived. --Turn685 (talk) 07:00, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Acid throwing in UK[edit]

Herve Reex should have a look here. There was recently one Acid attack in UK. Read:-

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/london-acid-attack-mary-konye-guilty-of-attack-on-naomi-oni-29944866.html

And not to forget Katie Piper's Incident. OccultZone (talk) 08:19, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

1500 total? But same source also include, 1000 in India, 300+ In Pakistan, 105+ in UK, 492 in Bangladesh. Contradicting the total stats. So it was removed. OccultZone (talk) 20:48, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
no, ASTI state 1000 total which includes unreported. And 105 UK is not acid attacks, read the citation.Herve Reex (talk) 02:30, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
1500 are "unreported", while they include 492 from Bangladesh, 300 from Pakistan. Then 1000 from India. How it makes up 1500? The stat is meaningless. Also BBC's link can lead you to copyright issues. Neither BBC is credible, because a lot of times they copy from here.

There are 600-700 attacks in Bangladesh, by other estimate. [1] You know about these acid attacks? Hong Kong acid attacks, from Hong Kong, In Iran, UK, they have took place as well. Include Russia, Afghanistan. Maybe we can simply from it from lead. OccultZone (talk) 10:13, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Violence against men[edit]

There is nothing I can see in the article that says men are targeted because of their sex/gender. Because of this, I have removed the Category:Violence against men and the template. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 22:40, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

¿And women are targeted because of their sex/gender? This seems like an odd assumption to make, acid attacks are often perpetrated by people regardless of gender, to note this as "violence against women" is just as stupid, as it would be as "violence against men", neither gender/sex is immune for it, nor is it common outside of Islamic countries to attack women with acid attacks, in fact a better category would be "women and islam" as it's more cultured than general.
Sincerely, --86.81.201.94 (talk) 11:41, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Ethiopia included?[edit]

Message from IP editor regarding removal of Ethiopia from article originally posted to User talk:Rsrikanth05#Acid throwing. Copy-pasting here for discussion. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 13:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

I edited the section under the header "epidemiology" of acid throwing to remove Ethiopia. Googling "Acid attacks in Ethiopia" brings up two notable results for the first few pages, one in 2007 and another in 2011. Ethiopia does not have a particularly high incidence of acid attacks, and the BBC article of the 2007 attack makes direct reference to that fact. I felt it was prudent to move Ethiopia from the "frequent incidents" category to the "reported incidents" category.

In addition, the PDF used as the source for the "high frequency of acid attacks in Ethiopia" in the section detailing acid attacks in Africa had that exact same BBC article as its own reference as to the high frequency of acid attacks in the country, which explicitly states the contrary; that Ethiopia is not known for a high frequency of this type of attack. Therefore, I removed Ethiopia from that sentence entirely. Would you please restore my edits?

BBC article: [1]
PDF (which references the above BBC article): [2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.205.58.69 (talk) 11:13, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

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