A Muslim Kashmiri woman sits inside a shop with her
children where traditional Islamic veils are made, March 26, 2002
in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian held Kashmir. The shadowy
group, Lashkar-e-Jabbar, also known as Allah's Army sent a letter
to a local newspaper saying that Muslim Kashmiri women must adhere
to the dress code or face acid attacks beginning on April 1, 2002.
The leader of the group also wrote, "if our members see any boy
or girl or any illegal couple doing acts of immortality they will
be killed there and then".The same group claimed responisiblity
for two acid attacks on women in Srinagar last year. Kashmir has been
the center of the ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan since
the region was partioned when the British left in 1947.