NEW YORK — An infamous 2002 gang rape in Pakistan is the unlikely subject of a new opera which recently premiered at New York’s Baruch Performing Arts Center. Called Thumbprint, the opera shows how the victim in the case turned the tragedy around - and became a women's rights advocate.
The opera tells the story of Mukhtaran Mai, the Pakistani woman who became known around the world for her struggle to bring to justice the men who allegedly raped her in 2002 - and then became a champion of education for girls.
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