"Mera Jism Mera Hai", a colorful, illustration book in Urdu, is a considerable development for Pakistan, where conversations around child sexual abuse prevention are still rare; and the country reports 'at least 10 child abuse cases each day'
After the incident, a video also went viral on social media in which one part showed the saffron flag being raised on the Moga DC’s office building and the other had visuals of the tricolour being torn in two.
"It has been four months since the attack on March 25 but my daughter still trembles in fear. She screams in the night, gets nightmares and asks 'why did they attack us?" says Malmeet Kaur (26), Poonam's mother, who was born in Kabul.
The move comes after the Afghan Sikh community, which numbers less than 700, made multiple appeals to the Embassy and wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah seeking immediate evacuation and rescue after the attack on March 25 at the Guru Har Rai Sahib gurdwara.
While a cataract surgery in one eye in February this year prevented 46-year-old ward attendant from giving her hundred per cent during preparation time, but she still opted to take the boards in March.