Friday, June 17, 2011
"The number of women admitted after setting themselves alight has been increasing day after day.
In the first three months of the current year on the Shamsi calendar, there have been 9 women who have covered themselves in domestic fuel..."
Having heard the news, I think:
"But my mother is not included in the number. She died before arrival at hospital and returned home shortly after we recognized she is not alive anymore. No one was aware that she killed herself except the family.
Her funeral was simple and short and I wept for a while alongside my sisters.
No crowd of people, no candle, no flower…
Adding my mother to the number, there are 10 alight women."