As it is said Esfahan, Half of the World, one should walk throughout this city in order to have a better understanding of it. A city known as; blossomed rose, earthly paradise, turquoise bridge etc. These are only some titles given to Esfahan from the periods of Malekshah the Seljuk 11th century AD (5th century AH) and Shah Abbas the great 17th century AD (11th century AH) to glorify and appreciate its grandeur.
The Grand Naghsh-e Jahan square can be named as the heart of Esfahan. It was given the title of the “World Heritage” and registered in UNESCO due to its matchless beauty and grandeur. Hopefully Chehel Sotoon palace will soon be counted as the world heritage as well.
This city is a major travel and tourism destination for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Western lady tourists should be aware of the danger of being attacked by religious fanatics if they determine the dress code does not fit for their taste.
Organized gangs affiliated with the clerical regime have been splashing acid on the faces of over a dozen young women in Esfahan under the pretext of being ‘bad hejab’ or not being properly veiled.
Women had been warned in anonymous text messages that they would have acid thrown at them if they appeared in public improperly veiled.
The website quoted an eyewitness saying that “one of victim died due to acid burns on her chest” and “two others with injuries in their faces and hands were taken to hospital for treatment.”
According to the report, the victims of the new wave of acid attacks which have been carried out in past few days reaches to 14 in the city of Esfahan that once was a main tourist attraction in Iran.
Meanwhile, according to the information received from Iran, the families of victims of acid attack have been warned against publishing the photos of the victims or giving interviews with news agencies.
One of the victims said: “The attackers belonged to Ansar-e Hezbollah group.”
A 27-year-old woman victim in Esfahan was target of acid attack as she had pulled over in her car so that she could take a call from her mother on her mobile phone. Two people on a motorcycle threw acid at her and then fled.