Opera based on Mukhtar Mai incident to be performed in USA

Saturday 17 June 2017 2 months ago 80   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : LOS ANGELES: Fifteen years after her horrific gang rape by a local clan in her village in Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai is reliving her ordeal -- and courageousness -- through a US opera inspired by her story. "I was very emotional when I first started watching it and began reliving the incident in my mind," Mai, 37 said, after attending the Los Angeles premiere of "Thumbprint." "But then as the opera progressed, it became easier to watch and I felt more courage," she said in Urdu, speaking through a translator. 02