Hawa Akther Jui wanted to go to college and get a degree. Her husband, Rafiqul Islam, disapproved. So he tied her up, gagged her, and chopped off all of the fingers on her right hand.
I won’t just blame Islam, though. All the patriarchal religions are disgusting.
The one scrap of salvation in this story lies in the human response: Hawa Akther Jui is learning to write with her left hand.