Nafia Ikram, a 21-year-old Muslim girl, has been the victim of acid attacks in the United States. The attack took place in the Long Island area of New York City on March 16, but it was reported in the media on Friday (April 23). This information has been given in the news of New York Times and NBC News.
On the day of the incident, when Nafia and her mother got out of their car, the unidentified assailant threw acid in Nafia’s face and fled. Nafia, a medical student at Hofstra University, was rushed to hospital. The acid burned the face of this young Muslim woman of Pakistani descent and she was about to go blind.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CARE), a Muslim human rights group in the United States, said in a statement that Nafia had been hospitalized for 15 days with burns to her face, eyes, neck and two hands. She also suffers from shortness of breath when acid enters her mouth when she screams during an acid attack. His parents were injured when they came forward to help him.
More than 340,000 has been raised in a public fund called online to cover Nafia Karim’s medical expenses, NBC News reported.
But a month after the attack, New York police have yet to apprehend the suspected assailant. Police also announced a 10,000 reward for information leading to the capture.
Indian-American woman writer Padma Lakshmi posted about Nafia on her Instagram. It later spread to other social media including Instagram.
Anti-Muslim attacks have recently increased in the United States. Many analysts have blamed former US President Donald Trump’s racist policies and behavior.