I am Amala Khan an adopted child. I belong to a strict religious Pashtun family of Baluchistan, Pakistan.My grandfather protected me my mother and my sister from our hard liner family.
After his death my mom was forced to abandon me, they said I was born out of marriage and according to Islam must be killed. We were always hiding from our family. They also tried to poison my sister Sadia.
Me and my sister were too inspired with my tuition teacher Miss Ruby A Christian lady. We accepted Christianity.
My sister was writing about ISI of Pakistan. Our life was in danger, both from our family State and the extremists.
We fled to Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka ISI trapped us through the Pakistan friendly Govt of Sri Lanka.
We were in illegal detention for 1 month. They took our passports gold and everything we had. They told my sister that she was an Indian spy and will be taken to the court.
My sister was terrified and had a heart attack. I was in the hospital with her my mother was not allowed to visit her in the hospital. We were guarded by armed police men and women.
We fled from the detention on April 9 2013. We begged UNHCR to protect us. They did not help. UNHCR wanted to please Sri Lankan Govt. They abandoned us when we were faced by death from all over.
Now we are on the run. We spent 8 months in hiding. 2 long years with UNHCR and they still don’t know how to decide our case.
Living in hiding is a heart breaking experience. While leaving a train in confusion I fell from train. With my broken hand we kept looking for a shelter to hide.
Anyone can feel that we are persecuted and takes advantage. Our owner of the rented room attacked me and my sister sadia. He touched us very badly.
We informed UNHCR but received no help.
We rose to the occasion and started a campaign on the internet to save our life.
My sister bought blades and made a plan that she will cut herself and put it on YouTube to let people know about our sufferings and get help.
She could not cut herself for a long time. She said blade is too sharp… God will find another way for us.
On October 14 2013 my mother went out from hiding to beg UNHCR once again to protect us. She was crying when she said goodbye to us.
My mother came back from UNHCR empty handed to the empty house (room) We had left the place fearing authorities. That was the last time we saw her.
After getting separated from our mother we are deeply sad and at last on a very sad day my sister cut herself very badly while I sat with her. I watched her helplessly. My world was dark as my sister bled.
This video did not melt anyone including UNHCR.
After a long time UNHCR announced asylum for my sister but not for me and my mom. UNHCR is still thinking that whether we are persecuted or not??
2 years have passed. 3 women on the run in a foreign land chased by Sri Lanka Pakistan and their family UNHCR is still thinking.